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MY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE-PART 2

Updated on September 5, 2010

INTRODUCTION

Fellow hubbers in Part 1 of this series of Hubs I promised to present my real life examples of wisdom. I wanted to impart to my total educational experience, and real life experiences in wisdom. I’m disclosing my real world common sense education on how to get along, and work with people in all my endeavors.  Without the help of others we are nothing. My father, G. Kenneth Whitworth taught me this lesson!!!

 

REAL LIFE EXAMPLES

My dear late father always said,” Tom, in order to get along in this world you must be truthful, and straightforward with others in everything you ever do.” I always listened to Dad’s advice, and tried to apply the lessons he taught me. I believe in being truthful in all my endeavors.  Dad’s advice about truthfulness and straightforwardness were the wisdom he imparted to me.

 

One example of employing this wisdom is always looking a person straight in the eyes, and telling them the straight truth. I have found it hard to trust a person who lies to hide their agenda. If a person won’t tell you the truth, the whole truth, and all the truth, then it’s very hard to trust them.  I don’t mean that you should be over bearing, and hurt the feeling of others in everyday life, but I mean in important things we undertake the truth is the only acceptable policy!!!!!!!!  Dad was very good in giving me advice and it has served me well all through my life!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Another example imparted to me by my dear late mother, Barbara May Whitworth, nee Kimberly of employing this wisdom is always defending your family no matter what they do. My Mom was my teacher in this real life example of wisdom as she was the original momma grizzly cub mother. Sarah Palin didn’t invent this affectation. I remember when our next-door neighbor Mrs. Miller called me a thing and Mom flew after her and called her some names I won’t repeat here but they were doozies!!!!!!!!!  Some teen-age boys had pushed me through Mrs. Miller’s hedges and this was one time I wasn’t guilty of a thing, but that didn’t matter to Mom. Her unconditional love would have propelled her into action anyway. Don’t mess with a momma grizzly they will tear you apart in the blink of an eye!!!!!!!!!!  

 

CONCLUSION

In Part 3, I will tell you of other real life examples of wisdom and learning I have gained from family and friends in my journey throughout my life. My big brother, Kimmie and big sister, Barbette were great influences on my wisdom and learning and I really miss them. They’re in heaven with Mom and Dad and I know they’re all watching me and I’ll have to answer to them even before I get a chance to answer to The Creator.

That is if you want to hear them, just let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      EllenGraeger,

      You are welcolm ma'am. I am glad you enjoyed them!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

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      EllenGraeger 

      8 years ago from Madrid

      Great real life examples, Tom. They make me remember some of my own... I will go and read part I of your story. Thanks for going back to the roots.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      sheila b.

      I have one in the works, but I must receive permission to use the names of others first!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your kind comment.

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      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      Yes, please write more from your experience and the words of wisdom you learned.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      dahoglund,

      I am sorry you lost your father at such a young age, but you carry his legacy well. I'm sure he is proud of you!!!!

      Thank you for your complimentary comment.

      PS: I loved Maverick.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      You got good advice from your parents. There were a lot of things my father said that I think were sage such as "don't try to be the biggest guy, or the smartest guy or the richest guy because there will always be someone bigger, smarter or richer and you'll never be happy." Unfortunately I got them second hand as I was in tenth grade when he died, so I sometimes sound like Brett Maverick with things my pappy said.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop,

      Thanks a lot, I think you're a peach!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your kind, and thoughtful comment.

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      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

      I appreciate getting to know your family through you. No wonder you turned into such a great guy.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Butch45,

      I haven't seen the mother love and Griz action personally, but I can imagine the affect. I have been a baseball coach and I know the way those "muthas" act and it ain't pretty it's downright brutal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your awesome vote and comment.

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      Butch45 

      8 years ago

      HI Tom I have seen the mother love and Griz actions. I put my son through junior hockey and they the coaches and parents say the only difference between the hockey mom and a really pissed griz is the lipstick. Most all coaches all ready know this and only the truth will calm them in most cases. I remember telling many women on the bench not to worry because it is not a goal until the ref sees it and that is hard to take as a parent who's son or daughter just got there first. I give this hub an awesome.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      eovery,

      Right back at ya buddy!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

    • eovery profile image

      eovery 

      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Tom, you have the good old wisdom and values. More people need to learn these.

      Keep on hubbing!

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      SusanP,

      the feeling of trust is mutual. I'm sure your parents loved you also!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your visit and comment.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Minnotonka Twin,

      I thank God every day for the love, and attention I got from my entire family!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your kind comment.

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      SusanP 

      8 years ago

      Good advice your parents dealt you... Maybe that's why I trust you so much cause I believe you are always truthful. Thanks for the wisdom.

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      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Tom-You were blessed to have such a great family. I know they are all watching over you. Looking forward to part 3.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Harvey,

      Based on our conversations, there's not a doubt in my mind you are truthful, and your father must have been a wonderful person!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your visit and comment.

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      Harvey Stelman 

      8 years ago from Illinois

      Tom, Your dad sounds so much like mine, this brings back wonderful memories. I thank you. I have alway felt you speak the truth, when we speak. H

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