“Duh” is not a word
Posted on May 28, 2012
Our culture embraces intelligence and beauty. It is a hard fact of the world we live in. We “fit” into specific social circles or we don’t. You might say that you don’t care but that would be a lie. We all want to be admired and respected. The formula for good social form at any level is an easy one;
love and respect yourself.
Demonstrate it by dressing and speaking as though you do. People make instant judgements based on these elements. If you dress like a slob, you will be viewed as such. If you speak idiotically, you will be viewed as such. I am not saying you need to become someone you are not. I am saying that you need to be the best you can be to achieve the highest possibility for success.
Clean up your language skills. PLEASE stop speaking as though you were a 14 year-old at the mall! You don’t know how? READ. Read a lot and then read some more. Don’t re-gift the Word-of-the-Day calendar you received last Christmas – use it!
Observe those that perorate (look it up) with dignity and command the attention of others POSITIVELY. This doesn’t include mimicking the women on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. A solid short term goal is to avoid sounding as though you were a Valley Girl who just left a three-day fraternity kegger.
You are a WINNER not a WIENER.