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Meme of Life Advantages [Jan. 2nd, 2008|05:15 pm]
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The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.

If you post this in your blog, please leave a comment on this post. To participate in this blog game, copy and paste the above list into your blog, and bold the items that are true for you.

Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college

Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
Were the same or higher social class than your high school teachers
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
Were read children's books by a parent
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18

The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively.
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp
Had a private tutor before you turned 18
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
You and your family lived in a single-family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child
You had a phone in your room before you turned 18

Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

Hmmm, just goes to show you what the daughter of a blue collar worker and a stay at home Mom who became a middle-school teacher can do. And rather than thinking about how I can bold all of this for myself, I think about what a disadvantage it is to have everything bold. It means you have an attitude of entitlement in most cases, which is as much of a disadvantage as having nothing in bold.

[User Picture]From: inneranomaly
2008-01-03 02:30 am (UTC)
I just posted this in my blog...
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-01-04 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm going to post this. Strangely, some of my answers are different than yours. Do you not remember going to museums during our childhood? I sure do.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-01-04 10:39 pm (UTC)
I don't remember going to Museums, but I don't remember much at all before Jr. High. I used to, but now I can't even remember high school sometimes. Scary, huh?
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-01-05 01:28 am (UTC)
Aw, my poor old sister;)
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