You Can Learn It All in Basic Training
by Dennis Rogers (as seen in Ann Landers 2/19/00)
Everything you need to know to succeed in life can be learned in three months of basic training.
You can get along with anybody if you take a lot of showers together.
No matter how bad your haircut is, it always grows back.
If you are really hungry, even lousy food is delicious.
The fastest way to accomplish something is not by working as fast as you can, but as steadily as you can.
It is not courage that makes ordinary people perform extraordinary deeds. It is the shame of letting down people who are counting on you.
Payday is sweeter when you know you have earned it.
Neatness always counts, so make your bed every day.
You're never as tired as you think you are, especially when someone starts yelling at you.
Learn to follow instructions.
Everyone should wear name tags.
If you have to, you can eat a meal in 10 minutes. Or less.
Clean your tools after you use them, because you might not have time later on.
Singing while you walk with a large group of people doesn't feel nearly as silly as you thought it would.
Having someone you trust watching your back makes all things seem possible.