We're all Born Stupid. What many have failed to realize is that we're not obligated to stay there.
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That is my driveway, in Rock Hill, SC, and, yes, that is that white stuff we Yankees commonly call "SNOW"! Everyone was freaked out yesterday at the possibility; I can't wait to see how they handle the actuality.
Illiteracy is best defined as the INABILITY to read, or at read fluently.
Alliteracy, on the other hand, occurs when a person CAN read, but does not. Alliteracy is becoming quite common. Increasing numbers of people seldom, if ever, read, unless there is no other alternative. They prefer text messaging to email, video to text, and get virtually all their news from television and cable.
The ability to sit still and concentrate is not an innate characteristic of humans. Repose does not come naturally to active youngsters. It must be developed, little by little, until the person has learned to appreciate and be comfortable in silent tranquility. Today's young have never been taught to listen to the "quiet within". They live in the midst of constant noise - many homes never turn the TV off, whether or not anyone is watching or listening. It's not uncommon to have several forms of media playing at the same time (TV, music, video game). We have…
The idea being that we should listen, and take counsel from, those anti-gun activists in Broward Co.
Keep in mind, they had all finished school long prior to those experiences, and had taken on the responsibilities of grown men.- Lafayette - commissioned an officer at 13. Even though he was accepted as a soldier in the Colonial Army (major general), note that he was NOT given responsibility for having troops under him. He had to demonstrate more than a desire to do good to have them trust him with that power.- Monroe - at age 11, he was simultaneously attending school part of the year, and working on his family's farm. At 16, he left to attend college - actually learning things, not partying in FL on Spring Break. He left 2 years later to join the Army.- Lee - he had already graduated from college, and was working as a lawyer when he joined up.
- Hale - at 14, he was sent to Yale College. After graduating, with 1st-Class Honors, he became a…