Ask for permission before recording the lectures. Edit 1: These worked for me in engineering graduate school and my professors were amazing. Don't beat me up for the "any class" please. These are not universally valid.
Swimming is like walking, but for water. It's part of the few basic means of movement we, humans, have at our disposal, along with running, crawling and climbing. Not knowing how to swim puts you at a HUGE disadvantage, as you pretty much can't avoid water. Any mildly interesting / fun activity might turn into a potentially lethal one, should you not know how to swim. Going fishing? Better not fall into the water... It's like permadeath for video games: instead of ending up wet, and maybe slightly (or very) cold, you just friggin' die if you fall into deep water. I know, swimmers can drown too, but if you can't swim, you're guaranteed to have to be rescued.
On another note, it's so weird to see healthy people being incapable of performing the most basic human activities: I've seen grown men injure themselves trying to climb over a 3 feet fence (not drunk), women twisting their ankles and tearing tendons when running towards a bus stop, etc. Now, I'm not saying that everybody needs to be a world-class climber like Adam Ondra or swimmer, like Michael Phelps. But learning how to... I don't know, not die when navigating anything but flat terrain seems like it should be part of being a grown human.
Edit: Jesus Christ this blew up... Most of the negative responses are about not having access to swimming facilities (either due to lack of money / lack of said facilities or both). I'm obviously not suggesting someone shouldn't eat for 3 months to pay for swimming lessons or move to an area just to learn.
But "I'm scared of water / I've had a bad experience" are not valid excuses, all the more, they're reasons to push your boundaries and defeat said fear. It's like saying "I've had my heart broken in high school, I will NEVER date again". Sure, you can avoid both water and dating, but is it worth it? If you end up falling in water / love unexpectedly, you'll just panic more because of the unfamiliarity of the situation.
So the build up to this fuck up...
I work out at home and have done since my child was born. I like to work out to music and there is one particular song that for some reason really helps me get in the mood to squat. It's a song that I'd played for some time without question until 4 months ago because it has a few swear words in it.
My child had been listening to the song a lot more because they recently got into dancing to my music, I realised this when they repeated some of the lyrics and I explained to them why sometimes there are words that we don't use and why ect.
My child is very emotionally in tune and can express themselves very well. So after this conversation they were very alert to any 'naughty' words, so if they hear anyone swear now they will tell them it's not okay.
Let's fast forward to a few weeks ago, my child is now having a lot of big feelings that are resulting in big tantrums. Tantrums where they start lifting their fingers up and crossing them over into the shape of an X, and then saying 'off mummy, off' while moving this little X made of fingers in my direction. That confused me for a bit I must admit.
Then came the realisation.
We were sat down eating dinner and I said the dreaded word that every toddler hates - 'no'. That one word started something that let me know how intelligent my toddler really is. My toddler lifted their fingers, crossed them over, stared at me and said 'x off mummy'. I sat there for a minute while it dawned on me.
I composed myself, and then I asked if 'X' meant something else? My toddler silently nodded while staring at me... I asked what it meant and I was met with 'I can't tell you, it's a naughty word mummy'. This was all the confirmation that I needed but I knew I still had to continue to address this issue.
I asked if 'X' was the same word from the song. My toddler broke out laughing, smiled at me and said 'yes mummy'. They had been telling me to fuck off in their own very unique way during tantrums for a few weeks now, and I didn't have any idea until it dawned on me that X had another meaning.
TL;DR Toddler repeated a swear word, and got told not to use swear words. Toddler then created their own swear word in response and had been swearing at me for a few weeks
My daughter, "Jess," is a current junior in college. We have always had a very open family dynamic and my two girls have had no problems telling me what's on their mind because they know that I will support them no matter what. Sometime during the quarantine in the summer, Jess started an OnlyFans. I was definitely a little worried as I'm not familiar with the platform and it seemed a little dangerous to me, but I trusted that she knew what she was doing as she's always been a smart girl.
This winter break, Jess came home from college and excitedly told me that she's become quite popular on the site. She told me that she's built a huge following and is making a couple thousand each month. I was still a little wary about the whole thing, but was happy for her nonetheless. She kept me updated on her earnings throughout the last couple months and they've been climbing steadily. Now she makes >$5,000 each month and she says she's expected to start earning even more. Jess has also been smart about the money and has been saving it up for her dream apartment after college.
Now here comes the issue and the hard decision on my part. This September, my husband lost his job due to Covid and has been out of work since. Although we've always been able to manage, this has been putting a large dent in our savings. Despite this, we've never taken money out of Jess's college fund as we promised her we'd take care of it when she was younger. Her cost of attendance is around $30k/year so we have about $45k left to pay. My husband and I considered the circumstances and ultimately we decided that the best solution would be to pay for Jess's upcoming semester and have her take care of her tuition for her senior year. That way, we can have a bit more cushion in the upcoming year to stay afloat while my husband looks for work.
We brought this up to Jess and laid out all of our reasons, but she was extremely upset and felt that we broke our promise. She said that we wouldn't have been so quick to jump on this idea if she'd made her money through other, more "hardworking" means and that she should've never told me her earnings. Jess is no longer speaking with us.
Are we the assholes for doing this?
Edit: It seems that I may have painted our financial situation as more comfortable than the actual reality. We are struggling to stay afloat. We've cut our spending significantly, but at this rate, we could be behind on mortgage payments very soon and lose our home. Additional... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I have lost the ability to study at the moment. I cheat all my exams and tests. Last night i studied well. Today during a test, I googled every answer and wrote despite of me knowing them. I am scared if I will have a hard time during offline classes. Remote learning has spoiled me for good.
Not gonna support a company that treats their employees this way.
Edit: Holy crap, I appreciate all the awards, but there's no need! I'll do my best to spread the word to family, friends, and coworkers. A profitable company turning their back on their workers in the middle of a pandemic isn't gonna fly. You guys hang in there, eh?
He doesn’t look as hot without as much time huhhhh
I just wanted to thank this amazing community for helping me getting started into the journey that is the programming world. I am so happy!
EDIT: Sorry for not replying. I've been celebrating. I promise I'll respond to every single message in the morning
EDIT 2: Thank you so much for everybody's words. I tried to answer as many questions as possible, but now I have to go get ready for my first day. I'll try to keep answering questions later today.
yea i said what i said. i can watch my lectures whenever i want and study according to my own schedule, tests are open book, no awkward social interactions with ppl, don’t need to leave my house for classes, what’s not to love?
i can do lots of stuff without my friends from uni, i can watch movies, play video games, listen to podcasts, etc. ppl say they miss studying with their friends in person but i can’t relate, i’m more productive when im alone cuz i get distracted when studying with friends
don’t get me wrong i’m not an introvert, i love to make friends and i have made plenty already since online school started, we’ve been keeping in touch frequently, i just genuinely think online learning is better
edit: the comment section turned into a therapy session