I want the Pevensies to be my neighbors and close family friends. I want Lucy as my best friend, Peter to treat me like I’m his little sister, Edmund to tease me like a brother teases a sister and Susan to occasionally go shopping with Lucy and I.
Yesterday when I was in between flights after I had been throwing up we were walking through the airport terminal and my mum was going “I just don’t know what brought this all on!!” and I said “I think it was the inflight food… It was all a little bit plane” and then I laughed so hard that I threw up again
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Many people say that Edmund would have been a better High King that Peter. I think that is not true. Edmund is a great knight but he doesn’t have Peter´s leadership and protective instinct.
My dad was a police officer for 32 years. He has not only showed me what is right and proper; he has also passed down wonderful advice. Some of it is from the academy (yes, he still remembers those days). Some of it is from his life experience. And then some is from his years carrying a badge. Like it or not this advice applies to all. I do not feel the need to explain it. So here are the top five things my police officer father has taught me that I wish to pass on to you:
- Actions speak louder than words.
- KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid.
- You are whom you hang out with.
- If you have nothing to hide, then you don’t care how often people scrutinize you or search your stuff.
- It is better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.
Now here are some things that I wish people would have been brave enough to tell me when I was 18-25 years old. I’ll be turning 30 in a couple of days, and I truly believe that as a culture we should be more actively involved in helping each other out. Like it or hate it, this is my advice from my experience in the world.
- Dress like/Act like/For Cripes sake at least aspire to be the person your little girl will look up. Now I am not saying that you should aspire to be a five-year-olds’ hero. All mother’s and usually father’s (if they are in the picture) are their five-year-olds’ hero. No, I want you to be the hero for 13-18 year old. I want you to be the person that they admire and want to be. Believe it or not, if you are out there party-girling it up, that person will influence whom you will become as a parent. And not in a good way. Children will most likely turn out to be their parents. Think about that. It’s a dirty cycle of pregnancy and drugs that your mother or even grandmother started. Do you want to continue the cycle or break it.
- Do NOT hold on to your convictions and political values stronger than your education and thirst for knowledge. Political issues and culture values are hot buttons right now. Everyone has an opinion. (And if you don’t vote than you should keep it to yourself.) However, you’re in college. Or starting a family. Or beginning your career. These knew experiences and professors/managers/leaders will tell you things that make complete sense and sound so true to whom you are. Someday though, you will change. And the values and issues you thought today that you’re so passionate about will not matter. In fact, you might switch sides. So maybe, don’t agree with everything your mentor tells you. Maybe do the research yourself and form a sound opinion after you’re read both sides. College and the media are very liberal. You can say all you want about how you’re republican and it won’t affect you. It will. So stop, please, and continue looking into the issues and values that come up. Rather than holding fast to ideal that no longer applies to you or even country itself.
- Nothing (not even a college degree) entitles you to the best job/CEO position/luxuries of a high powered career. Like it or not, there a thousands of grads out there vying for the same positions you are applying for. Not only that, but there are people within the company whom have worked hard to make their way up the ladder. I know you look at all your parents’ have think I want that. But they got what they have through hard work. Not entitlement. Starting low and being invaluable to a company/place that appreciates and recognizes you is more important than starting out in a career that was handed to you. You appreciate more of the stuff you work for than the stuff that is just handed to you. Work for your dreams, chase your dreams. Don’t expect them to just walk up and jump in your arms.
- Participating in risky behavior is the quickest way to get into trouble and hurt. Oh sure, you’re in college now. It’s fun and safe. And you’re just stretching your new found wings. But more women get raped when they go to bars, clubs, or frat parties than when they stay home and study. More people get hooked on cocaine that started with marijuana than those that just jumped right in on cocaine. More people end up dead by driving recklessly and drunk than those that focus on the road and use dds. Make good choices. Going to the movies and out to dinner with friends is a whole heck of a lot safer than binge drinking and sleeping with anyone you find attractive. STDs are on the rise in Florida. Know why? Because senior citizens are living it up in the retirement homes. They didn’t have STDs before when they were in committed marriage. But their risky behavior puts them at greater risk. MAKE GOOD CHOICES!
- Your life isn’t going to be a TV sitcom, and that is okay. Hollywood and TV have given us unrealistic ideas of how life should be. You probably won’t end up with a bunch of friends that you hang out with daily and have known forever. But that’s okay. The important thing is not to model your life after TV. It is to achieve success that you want. Maybe having a bunch of cronies is your success that’s great. But you’ll have to work hard to keep them your life. People move on. Have families and chase different dreams than you. Not everyone is going to stick around, have a job in the same town of their college, and raise a family beside you. Don’t begrudge someone just because they want something different. Embrace them today. Love those around you now. Because someday, your career might require you to move to Dallas… and that is exact place your old high school/college friend is. People are put into our lives for a reason, and most of the time isn’t just about the here and now.
- Love isn’t always going to be found when you are in high school, or college, or at work. Look I know that for most of us (including myself), marriage and true love and kids are our major goals in life. But before we go out and start families and have huge weddings, we need to think about where we are in life and whom we are. You might have massive dreams to travel or job hop or run the Paris division of your job. Those are great dreams. You should live them NOW. Constant travel, switching of jobs, or even a big international move is strenuous on a relationship and a family. Achieving your massive dreams doesn’t mean that you’ve peaked. It just means that you understand that the guy/girl you’re been waiting for might not be here but in Paris, or in another state, or in India. Leave your heart open and ready for that breathe-taking love story. But dream big and achieve success while you’re still free to decide by yourself.
- Don’t let anyone (not even yourself) get in the way of whom you are supposed to be. This is a huge one. Sometimes, we think that having a career and making money is more important than actually living our dreams. We go off and get decrees or courses in a career that will make money and not necessarily crush us. But living a false life is quickest way to disappointment and depression. I know that being a starving artist does not sound glamorous. Heck, it sounds like years and years of striving with little to show for it. But that is exactly what I was supposed to be. I tried the whole college thing for a decree in vet science. FAILED. Tried to be just a pion in a retail job and work my way up the ladder. ROAD BLOCKED and FAILED. I am now just an aspiring writer. But I’m happy. In fact, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Call it fate, call it the will of God. Either way, I know where I’m meant to be, now. Sometimes, our failures aren’t just lessons. They’re screams of soul encumbered by mediocrity.
- Truth is the truth is the truth, whether or not we see it right now. You will scream, you will get mad, and you will probably right the person off as a loon. But the criticism you receive (if it is constructive and not just bullying) will eventually be looked up as sagely advice. We don’t always see the forest for the trees. We can’t see that the guy we are dating is a drug-dealing psychopath because we blinded by love and passion. But our parents will. And they will straight up tell us. It will hurt, it will make us mad. But when he gets arrested, suddenly our parents are sane. We need to learn to filter out that which is just mean jealousy meant to drag us down, and sagely advice meant to lift us up. It will come in time. But right now, we think we know best. We don’t. Surround yourself with people whom truly love you (would die for you) and listen to them when they criticize. They aren’t bullying, they are trying to save you, young ones.
- Think big and be brave. I know that sounds like just random advice. But listen, you need to think and dream so big that it scares you. You need to ponder the mysteries of the universe, and try to answer the unanswerable questions. Not just because you are young, but because it will strengthen you. Don’t just sit around believing that you are not smart enough, strong enough, old enough. Be courageous enough to try. Trying is all most people will ask of you. Try and be there. It will earn you points and make you a person that people want to be. Your world could change in a day. Think so big that you’re prepared for it, and be brave enough to roll with the change. You’ll be better equipped for the real world then. Plus if you think big enough and are just brave enough, you could change my world, or his world, or her world, or the WHOLE world.
- Don’t just believe in anything, believe in the right thing. Now, I’m not going to give you a come to Jesus talk. However, what you believe and the facts you acquire will shape what you do. Not all facts are actually true. Remember that. We are remarkable creatures, human beings. We know right from wrong. We can direct our thoughts and feeling into either right or wrong things. Life isn’t always about being a lawful citizen. Our careers and families and even friends will challenge us find loop holes for their behavior or even condone it. It’s not a matter of accepting their actions or even our own actions, it’s a matter of whether or not we believe they did right. The way you think about right and wrong, morals and ethics today is going to set you on a path for tomorrow. Instead of asking if this is right for you, ask if this right with you. Don’t push your guilt down. Don’t ignore your conscience. Doing right and being just will one day be more important than whether or not you got the job and had money to buy a car.