My entry for the #Awesme Tutorials Advice to Live By #Contest

The best advice or tip I have used in my life myself and taught my kids was one I believe I coined myself. It's, "Being an adult isn't about doing the tough things that you like or are good at, but doing what needs to be done, simply because it needs to be done." I guess other more well known or common uses would be to tell someone to "man-up" or as they say in the Southern U.S., "Cowboy/girl-up."

The multi-skilled adult or even child in many cases from before the tech boom is becoming extinct. We used to do most everything we needed done ourselves, but as the consumer society becomes more ingrained, we tend to delegate many of the simple basics out to others. The average person I meet these days don't even know how to give their vehicles an oil change. It's a 20 minute job with little to no real skill needed, yet most will gladly pay someone else to do it. I find this to be disturbing.

Basic skills are necessary for independence and freedom, yet so many prefer to rely on others. The kids today are even worse and it's only going to worsen. When you embrace the responsibility that you need to do it, regardless of whether you like the chore or not, you build character, responsibility, maturity, independence and more skills to increase that your worth. It's the attitude within in me, which resulted in this advice that I believe we need to preserve and teach to our kids. It also creates a defined line in the sand between adolescence and adulthood.

It's obvious to many that age has little to do with defining one with the characteristics of being an adult. As a matter of fact, many adults would be not be considered as such when held to this standard. I think this is important, so that not only do our children learn the importance of hard work, but have a good gauge of what truly makes a good role model.

Do it because it needs to be done, whether or not it's hard or that you are good at it.

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My entry for the #Awesme Tutorials Advice to Live By #Contest The best advice or tip I have used in my life myself and taught my kids was one I believe I coined myself. It's, "Being an adult isn't about doing the tough things that you like or are good at, but doing what needs to be done, simply because it needs to be done." I guess other more well known or common uses would be to tell someone to "man-up" or as they say in the Southern U.S., "Cowboy/girl-up." The multi-skilled adult or even child in many cases from before the tech boom is becoming extinct. We used to do most everything we needed done ourselves, but as the consumer society becomes more ingrained, we tend to delegate many of the simple basics out to others. The average person I meet these days don't even know how to give their vehicles an oil change. It's a 20 minute job with little to no real skill needed, yet most will gladly pay someone else to do it. I find this to be disturbing. Basic skills are necessary for independence and freedom, yet so many prefer to rely on others. The kids today are even worse and it's only going to worsen. When you embrace the responsibility that you need to do it, regardless of whether you like the chore or not, you build character, responsibility, maturity, independence and more skills to increase that your worth. It's the attitude within in me, which resulted in this advice that I believe we need to preserve and teach to our kids. It also creates a defined line in the sand between adolescence and adulthood. It's obvious to many that age has little to do with defining one with the characteristics of being an adult. As a matter of fact, many adults would be not be considered as such when held to this standard. I think this is important, so that not only do our children learn the importance of hard work, but have a good gauge of what truly makes a good role model. Do it because it needs to be done, whether or not it's hard or that you are good at it. Please join to add some character to the feed. I look forward to see what advice makes each and every one of tic, because they all equally important. For more details check out this post; https://somee.social/posts/681182 #AwesmeTutorials #AwesmeContests #advice #philosophy #WordsToLiveBy #psychology #wisdom #insight #epiphany #ToughLove
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