I don't often open forward e-mails but this one is mighty insightful.
This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. Experience.
Here is a little something someone sent me that is indisputable mathematical logic. This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint....it goes like this:
What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help y ou answer these questions:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.
1+19+19 +11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top.
Another note: I went to the fair board/4h meeting today. I have taken over as a leader for the horse club. I have been a junior leader for two years and pretty much helped run it but now it's all mine.
I gave clubs that had conflicting schedules for achievement day a new insight on what we were doing. Everyone wants to do the dairy and beef club you see, you get your own cow to take care of and get ready and it's a lot of fun. Because of this and fair schedules we often have half our kids missing on achievement day. We combated this by hosting a second achievement day. The kids that could make it to the fair did and got their 10$ for participating. We always try to incorporate some sort of judging and public speaking.
So the kids that make it to the fair achievement and the ones that don't can all go to an achievement day together at another farm and put their skills they have learned to use. Mind you maybe 2 or 3 out of the 20-30 kids in the club actually have horses. Maybe a 10 out of that have taken lessons at one point or ride regularly.
But to see some of these kids when they first joined who were timid and couldn't get one word out of them now nearly impossible to shut up, thats what 4h is all about and that is why it's worth getting any kid to join the club. They learn so much.
Anyway, the fair board and leaders of the club are all over 45 and some upwards of 70. I am this 20 year old girl taking quite a stand at taking one of the biggest clubs and really stepping up. One of the oldest and most active members stood up and congratulated me on behalf of the fair and 4h for making things work. I feel quite honored.