Monday, April 27, 2009

What is the most important thing for the "real world"?

Many people, including myself, have asked the question "what do I need to be successful?" Of course there are many answers to this question, but not to long ago, someone went and asked the fortune 500 CEO's what they thought was the most important skill. Over 80% of the CEO's said that public speaking and other communication skills is critical to being successful on a huge scale.

Yes, you can argue there are those shy-quite-nerds/geeks (I used to be one) that make it successful, but the percentage of those out there are very very few. Why? People use the smart people for their brains and then advertise their (not the smart ones) success. This was true for me in middle school and high school. I was a whizz at science, Algebra (I'm in trig now and grrrr, it makes no sense. Half the numbers you use AREN'T EVEN REAL! I hate it.), and economics. In middle school they used to give awards for people who increased their grades in a certain class over the year; well... a nice chunk of those who increased their grades in math and science because the teacher put with me. These people were absolute tards that should never be allowed to reproduce, but the teacher put them with me (hurting my grade) to give them the false hope that they could possibly be successful in life. (I know, that last bit was a little harsh). But who got the fame and credit for raising their grade? Them, not me.

This is how the real world works, and I have switched my ways to prepare for it. People will use the quite shy smart people. Because the nerds don't know who to get out that they are the ones that people want to hire, people will take credit for the nerds work. Maybe not saying "I did this work" when they didn't, but being part of the solution, even if you didn't help at all, but being able to say "I was a part of this", will really help your success in life.

The ability to be able to say "I was a part of this, hire me" or "I'm the best for the job" is a communication skill. Why is it some commercials stay with you or affect you differently than others? Because the people that made the commercial made the commercial to affect you in that way. That is a communication skill that quite people don't have. Look at the presidential races. Thomas Jefferson once wanted the people to elected the best person for the job, not just who was more popular. He soon found out this didn't work. John Adams, who knew people are dumb, advertised a ton. He knew that if he became more well known than his opponent, he'd win. Sure enough he did.

The ability to communicate will help you to succeed far more (on the average curve) than non-communication smarts. If you don't agree, look at what some of the most successful people said.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Animal Testing

I know that this is a very sensitive subject and many people will have strong feelings toward this topic. So if you're a very sensitive person I advice you to STOP READING NOW! I'm desensitized towards many things, and this topic is one of them. I am a human at the top of the food chain and will not give up my spot to a lesser being because "I'm a nice person". Sorry, but it's true. I am not one of these people <>

As we all know, animals are being tested one for our benefit. Many of these tests are for vain products like lipstick and shampoo, etc, but many of these tests are tests for diseases. I know of one such place (in which I will keep my silence for) the gives monkeys cancer, AIDS, alcohol poisoning. They also preform open heart brain, heart surgeries, and practice re-attaching limbs that they purposely removed.

This my sound like one of your worst nightmares and that these people are animal haters and should be done away with because of their brutality towards animals. But what is an interesting side note, is that these people actually love these monkeys (along with the many other animals). They buy them toys, they love them, all the monkeys have names, and all the other things that go along with "loving" an animal.

I propose an alternative. American has over 2 million people in jail. Many of these are in for life, or and many still are on death row. It's said that if CA today started killing one person a day from now, it would take around 23 years until the list was gone through. This is what I propose... For final testing of cures, instead of testing them on Innocent people through blind test, we could test them one inmates that are in for life or death row. And if one of them happens to not make it through surgery, oh well... they were on death row and were supposed to die anyway.

These inmates are a burden one my life, why not make them give something back to society? Make 'em work (screw the unions), and send 'em in for testing.

I know, my bad, that's just how I feel.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend

Over the break, I went to Idaho and visited a buddy of mine before he went into the air force. While we were there, we got board so we went bowling. We happened to go to the first ever built bowling alley in the US, or so it seemed.

This bowling alley was terrible! But it was the kind of terrible that was absolutely hilarious. We called guys over to fix our tweakin out machine around three times within the first five frames (in which a couple the guy stayed for a few frames each. After that, we just went with it because it was way funnier when we had no idea what the machine was going to do next.

The first game we played, I bowled a gutter ball every two balls (I know I'm pro haha), yet for some reason I would get points for my roll. A few times, maybe it's because the machine felt bad for how bad I was, it would give me a new roll free of charge with all the pins up. That means,I'd get two rolls to knock all ten pins, then I'd get one more roll to knock down another set of ten.

One time my friend bowled a strike and the machine gave the points to me. Ya, it was pretty awesome. He didn't think so, but I did haha. I told he that the machine was racist and it loved me better. I know that's not politically correct, but life would be void of humor without politically incorrectness.

Yep, and the grand finally, the machine when it would set up the pins, would sometimes knock them all down. This is cool for the score board because it makes a strike appear, but for the fairness of the game, it was kinda cheep.

So... if you are ever interested in going bowling while you are in Boise, Idaho and looking for a hilarious time, check out some of the bowling alleys row 6 and I promise you an absolutely crazy funny time!