February 27, 2008

18 வயதிற்குள்

1. Post these rules before presenting your list.
2. List 6 actions or achievements you think every person should accomplish before turning 18.
3. There are no conditions on what can be included on the list.
4. At the end of your blog, choose 6 people to get tagged and list their names.
5. People who are tagged write their own blog entry with their 6 suggestions.
6. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged.
1. Finish your highschool education, with complete focus on learning atleast 3 languages(before you turn 8, wish you had learned three languages). Book knowledge is necessary as long as the wisdom is tagged with it). Education is the only treasure which cannot be stolen, invest in it NOW.
2. ASK QUESTIONS. Never be ignorant of anything. Listen to your elders about the stories they've learned, and the things they've learned in life. Remember, they have survived many years in this beautiful, raw, rugged, tough teacher of life aka PLANET EARTH. Be humble, and open minded about their stories. In later part of life you will know the relevance of the stories, tid-bits, nuances of their talks.
3. Travelled to different parts of the same country, to expose yourself to people from different walks of life(meeting kids of different ethnicity, socio-economic status).
4. Make friends, good friends who help you and be supportive of you. By 18 you should've known what friendship means. As Thiruvalluvar has mentioned in Friendship in one of his chapter with 10 verses "Neither familiarity nor frequent association maketh friendship between two persons; verily, it is the silent intellectual understanding between them assures their friendship." and in another one he explains, "Friendship hastens in mishaps, like a hand that picks up the dress that slips" (The tamil version of this verse is one of all time favorites).
5. Learn an art form, as a part of your education, or atleast as a Hobby(if your education does not involve art). Everyone should learn about an art, or have it as a Hobby.
6. Spirituality, learn about life and death. Learn about things in life which are a part of the adolescent life. DO indendent investigation of truth which is totally different from any religion
(Read, investigate, ask questions).

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