But, there are the other things you have learned, which are these:
Always know your audience before you get up in front of them to speak to them at the podium. You should know what it is that engages them. It isn't bad to speak with passion, and perhaps talk above their own knowledge of the field of which you are describing. This can make them seek out further learning. Folks love to find out knew things; we all do.
But you must never, ever condescend to anyone. Sarcasm is cheap and not to be forgiven. That is the cheap, easy way out; to try to make yourself look better by trying to make someone else look bad. Pssshhh. Fuck That.
A locked door is to keep tempted but honest people honest. A thief will ignore a lock.
Never lock yourself out. Before you close the door to your car or your place, check that you have its key with you before you close your door.
Always call your mom and dad if you---
Always call your mom and dad.
I give thanks every day and night for being able to be alive here.
And for knowing someone like you.
Our lives last for 80+ years if you do it right, and that is not nearly enough time to explore such a wondrous place as we have here, alone in all the stars. 80 years seems like a lot right now, and it is, for someone so young as you, baby.
Check it all out, as much as you can. Be safe, and Do Not Panic.
So, here we go, one thing.
About your momma.
Never showed you the movie, but someday, check it out.
Like me: The Jerk.
You are lucky
when you find someone
whose company you enjoy as much as I do:
I came back from California to our tribe in 1990,
and I was homeless.
But I was Home.