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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Colonel Smoothie
We had these weird letters that didn't correspond...

We had these weird letters that didn't correspond to A-F which I guess were sort of like grades to prepare us for grades. Something like, E for excellent and U for unsatisfactory, which nobody gave a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
No, which didn't sit well with my mom so she sent...

No, which didn't sit well with my mom so she sent me to Kumon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pec_Im9hWM
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Anyways, the whole learning process of "hey, I do...

Anyways, the whole learning process of "hey, I do better when I try harder/smarter" happens when you don't try hard and fail and when you try hard and succeed. And, sometimes you try hard and don't...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Cool I still have time to break the record for...

Cool I still have time to break the record for FSA...not that I'd want to.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Where does it go? I spent it all in security...

Where does it go? I spent it all in security taking my damn shoes off.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
And besides, you got Cs and became an actuary....

And besides, you got Cs and became an actuary. You probably could have gotten to the same place if you had a few more Fs sprinkled in there. All you had to do was pass exams and practice...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Wait a minute, elementary school, did I hear that...

Wait a minute, elementary school, did I hear that right? Grades and homework being given in elementary school? Unreal.

"Until he caves?" dude...that's a messed up thing to be doing to a kid who...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
yes

yes
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I've seen mid-40s, I think that's the latest I...

I've seen mid-40s, I think that's the latest I know.
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Oldest person you know to have become a fellow

What is the latest age at which you've seen someone you know become a fellow?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
There are very few professions where you've got...

There are very few professions where you've got to reach certain milestones at certain ages, and have things thrust upon you at an early age - those include becoming professional musicians, athletes,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
And, there are countless chances to reverse the...

And, there are countless chances to reverse the situation as well.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Okay, so say that happens. And then what? They...

Okay, so say that happens. And then what? They have their chance to prevent that from happening and if they don't, it's a result of their own choice. What I can provide are resources and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
This is America. There are countless...

This is America. There are countless opportunities for the dumb people to make some serious money - from working in the oilfields to even becoming the president of the United States.

If your kid...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Looking for a book on the history of writing

Hey, I'm looking for a book on the history of writing. Perhaps something that goes over early forms found in Egypt and Sumer, and then moving on to the Phonecian alphabet into our modern-day system....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,383
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I reached 400 hours according to steam. I guess I...

I reached 400 hours according to steam. I guess I could have passed another actuarial exam instead...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
:iatp: Why do homework when you can play...

:iatp:

Why do homework when you can play Fortnite, basketball, and make friends instead? Those things build skills that help people succeed too.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,992
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
What happened to erose

What happened to erose
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Eh, you can get rich selling manure and don't...

Eh, you can get rich selling manure and don't necessarily need to be smart. If the kid wants to succeed in life, there are ways. If they don't, they are their own person and can do what they want....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,992
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
hfbb

hfbb
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I've seen even the most hopeless losers pick up a...

I've seen even the most hopeless losers pick up a study manual and becoming actuaries after hitting rock bottom, so life gives you many chances.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,992
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Did anyone show him this "I thought he was dead"...

Did anyone show him this "I thought he was dead" post? That'll cheer him up.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,992
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
I thought he was too busy being married

I thought he was too busy being married
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Kid needs to figure that out on his own and...

Kid needs to figure that out on his own and getting a 0 or getting into crushing debt will help with the learning process
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Colonel Smoothie
Let them fail imo, if they care about it maybe...

Let them fail imo, if they care about it maybe they'll start doing their homework

But why push your kid to do something that won't really matter later in life?
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