25/28. I just watched "The Big Short" last night, so the handful of guys who predicted the Financial Crisis of 07/08 a few years before it actually happened. Imagine carrying the knowledge that millions of people are about to lose their homes and there's nothing you can do about it.
There's a great scene where two of the younger guys figure out a way to make a huge amount of money from the knowledge and start dancing around in joy, only to have Brad Pitt's character yell at them to stop celebrating, since they're going to be profiting from people basically being thrown out on the street. Pretty sobering information.
26/28. “I don’t want to play 10 years in the NBA and then die of a heart attack at 40.” -- "Pistol Pete" Maravich was 25 years old when he gave Pennsylvania reporter Andy Nuzzo that quote. He died at 40 while playing 3-on-3 basketball in Pasadena on January 5, 1988. He play 10 years in the NBA...
27/28. My waiter at the Mexican restaurant.
When he says "plate hot", he means plate hot.
28/28. My parents. Apparently high school isn't the hardest time of your life. Study hard now or play catch up later. And those girls? You'll forget about them one day. Material things really don't matter. Respect others and their opinions , you may need that person as an ally one day. Stop worrying about when you turn 16, 18, 21. Years go by faster as you age. Work hard and you will reap the benefits.
Thanks Mom and Dad. You were right.