The Buck Stops Here!

Nov 3, 2009, 12:27 PM |

I do not know about you, but when I graduated from high school I was working two jobs and saving up to go to college.  I was able to go to a Division II university here in the states and worked my way through school.  I never had to rely on any student loans because I saved up and wanted to be the first in my family to go to a four year university.  

There is one thing that I wish more people would learn, and that is simple, “Common Sense” things.  I know some individuals that would not be able to live without cable, their parents close by, or a major 24/7 store a few miles away and they are in their twenties!  I had to learn a lot of things the hard way.   I learned several trades while I was in school too and those have helped me a lot.  I currently work in a town with a Division I university and I get sick to my stomach when I see all these young students driving motorcycles, Hummers, BMWs, and other expensive vehicles, why?

Go ask one of those kids to go clean a toilet, ask them to do a “dirty job,” and ask them to make an “honest buck.”  I bet they can’t.  Why am I rampaging like this, you ask?  I had a dollar bill on my desk folded into a tetrahedron, a four sided geometric figure, and the thing was taken this weekend.  The only people that are in my office on the weekends are the college kids, put two and two together and what do you get?  If these kids where as smart as their college degrees say that they are, than they should have know that a tetrahedron is a Platonic solid.  It is the geometric solid that represents “fire.”  If you like to learn more about the Platonic solids please check out the link: