Wednesday, July 6, 2011
If I Had to Do It All Over Again
But to finish off what the title said , if I had to do it all over again knowing what I know now I would have studied and played the piano or guitar.
Seriously when I see my kids play the piano every Tuesday at the Conservatory I am amazed. When they play at home I am spellbound. A big smile comes to my face.
To be able to do something that few people can do and later on if you get good enough have others pay to see you perform. That is the ticket..Period
I say to them often do something different and get good at it. Practice.. Don't be a conformist. Be unique at something and enjoy it.
I don't know if they will continue to play the piano when they are older. But there are 10 grades. My oldest is on Level 4 and my youngest on Level 1.
I said to the teacher one time there is no hurry. This is a marathon and the goal is to finish all 10. He said to me that is good because sometimes it takes two years to finish one level. Wow I thought. What incredible knowledge to possess.
They were a bit bored today so took them to the library to get some books. My oldest got a bunch of how to do cartoon animation books and the other some good Geronomo Stilton books he enjoys.
They read a lot. Readers are leaders....
Reading + Information = Knowledge
Knowledge gives you an opinion on something and makes you become aware of and sociable with others. It makes you an interesting person to know and be with.
If you have nothing to say people will just walk away....
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