Know the official post office abbreviations for all 50 states without having to consult a list.
Be able to meet any deadline, even if your work is done less well than it would be if you had all the time you would have preferred.
Know how to treat frostbite until you can get indoors.
Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.
Know the difference between principles based on right or wrong vs. principles based on personal gain, and consider the basis of your own principles.
Scientists and creationists are always at odds, of course.
Be able to go shopping for a bathing suit and not become depressed afterward.
The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time.
Be able to recognize the dangerous snakes, spiders, insects, and plants that live in your area of the country.
Know how to travel from your town to a nearby town without a car, either by bus or by rail.
Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once.
Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing to the eye and even more flavorful than before.
A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.
Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal.
The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America.
At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.
Know how to drive safely when it's raining or when it's snowing. The two conditions are different.
No one would choose to be jerked randomly off task again and again until you have half a dozen things you're trying to get done, all at the same time.
Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight.
Be able to notice all the confusion between fact and opinion that appears in the news.