9 Reasons Why Kids Should Never Join 4-H

9 Reasons Why Kids Should Never Join 4-H

Mine sure won't one day, I don't have potential clubs picked out for them or anything.
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According to the extremist animal rights group PETA, 4-H - one of the largest youth organizations in the world - kinda sucks. Among other claims they've publicly made against the green clover, according to them being a member hardens kids hearts. As a 12 year 4-H alumni myself I'm here to say; they're totally right.

4-H just sucks man. It turned my heart to stone, I definitely never cried when I sold my market animals every year. (Especially not when I was 19 and did it for the last time, talk about how embarrassing that would be with my rock hard exterior.) So here you go PETA, let me help you out, here are a few more reasons your kids should never join 4-H.

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1. They might learn how to be responsible or something.

The thought of responsible youth just makes me wanna cringe. This is the millennial generation, everyone's supposed to be lazy and entitled right? Come on now folks, we have a reputation to uphold.

2. Even worse, they might gain self-confidence.

Puke. Vomit. No, no, no. No child of mine needs self-confidence, no sir.

3. If you make them show livestock, you're basically making them hate animals.

Kids who show livestock totally don't baby their animals or anything. Show cattle aren't treated like giant puppy dogs and we never make sure to feed them before we eat first. And like I said, no one's ever sad to part way with their project or anything.

4. You're actually desensitizing them.

4-Hers are void of all feeling and emotion, that's a fact. They definitely don't want to play a part in helping feed the world. And they'd never ever be caught dead aiding others, volunteering or doing community service. (We obviously weren't crying, no tears allowed.)

5. It's all business all the time, never ever any fun.

Wanna see your kids never laugh or smile or do anything they genuinely like? Make them join 4-H. All work and no play baby. (Sorry guys, just had to show off this picture of you in dresses just to make campers laugh at a statewide Leadership Camp for proof.)

6. They'll make zero friends.

None, nada, not one. It's too competitive, there's no time for friendship.

7. Solid, real-world connections? They won't make them here.

4-H isn't respected by future employers and has no noteworthy alumni so it can't help you at all later on in life. And no one's ever met or gained anyone that they can use for references or even possibly work for one day.

8. Basically, they'll gain zero life skills.

The ability to speak in public? Who needs it. Being able to work well with others? Not gonna happen here.

9. Honestly, it's just lame.

Being a 4-H member has clearly had no positive impact on my life. I mean, it's definitely not the reason myself or my friends are hardworking, dedicated, confident, well spoken, experienced or compassionate.

Long story short, just don't let your kids sign up for 4-H.

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Cover Image Credit: Fairfield County 4-H

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44 Lyrics For When You Need An Instagram Caption

Your caption is just as important as the filter.
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Choosing the caption for your Instagram can be almost as challenging as deciding on a filter. So, if you’re ready to post that Insta, but don’t know what to say, here are 44 lyrics for when you need an Instagram caption.

1. “Be young, be dope, be proud.” - Lana Del Rey, "American"

2. “I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.” - Drake, "No Tellin’"

3. “Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.” - Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

4. “I’m throwin' shade like it’s sunny.” - Nicki Minaj, "Want Some More"

5. “I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist.” - Sia, "Chandelier"

6. “Find me where the wild things are.” - Alessia Cara, "Wild Things"

7. “If I was you, I'd wanna be me too.” - Meghan Trainor, "Me Too"

8. “Sweet like candy to my soul, sweet you rock and sweet you roll.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"

9. “I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known.” - Drake, "Over"

10. “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.” - Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

11. “But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all? - Bastille, "Pompeii"

12. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” - John Lennon, "Imagine"

13. “You can’t choose what stays and what fades away.” - Florence + The Machine, "No Light, No Light"

14. “She acts like summer and walks like rain.” - Train, "Drops of Jupiter

15. “She’s a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too.” - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin’"

16. “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones.” - Coldplay, "Fix You"

17. “Say you’ll remember me.” - Taylor Swift, "Wildest Dreams"

18. I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart.” - Sia, "Elastic Heart"

19. “Give me the beat boys and free my soul.” - Uncle Kracker, "Drift Away"

20. “One of these days the clocks will stop, and time won’t mean a thing.” - Foo Fighters, "These Days"

21. “Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.” - Brad Paisley, Perfect Storm

22. “You are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need.” Zedd feat. The Foxes, "Clarity"

23. “Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she’s got the Mercedes bends.” - The Eagles, "Hotel California"

24. “Life imitates art.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

25. “Nobody said it was easy, no one said it would be this hard.” - Coldplay, "The Scientist"

26. “You’re gonna keep my soul, it was yours to have long ago.” - State Radio, "Keepsake"

27. “Celebrate we will ‘cause life is short but sweet for certain.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Two Step"

28. “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” - Florence + The Machine, "Shake it Out"

29. “There are many things I’d like to say to you but I don’t know how.” - Oasis, "Wonderwall"

30. “You say you want a revolution, well you know we all wanna change the world.” - The Beatles, "Revolution"

31. “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.” Billy Currington, "People Are Crazy"

32. “Well my heart is gold, and my hands are cold.” - Halsey, "Gasoline"

33. “I don’t want to be heard, I want to be listened to.” - Twenty One Pilots, "Forest"

34. “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” - Mumford and Sons, "Awake My Soul"

35. “I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset.” - Augustana, "Boston"

36. “All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.” - Brandi Carlile, "The Story"

37. ‘Ready or not, here I come. Where you at? The night is young.” - Bridgit Mendler, "Ready or Not"

38. “In the land of Gods and Monsters, I was an angel.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

39. “Turns out not where, but who you’re with that really matters.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Best Of What’s Around"

40. “Know yourself, know your worth.” - Drake, "0 to 100"

41. “I’m little but I’m coming for the crown.” - Lorde, "Still Sane"

42. “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage?” - Rihanna, "Needed Me"

43. “Hands in the air like we don’t care.” - Miley Cyrus, "We Can’t Stop"

44. “I’ma keep running because a winner don’t quit on themselves.” - Beyonce, "Freedom"

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Don't Let Quitting Become a Habit Just Because You're Scared To Fail

I mean come on, who can do you better than you?

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Recently, more and more I continue to hear some strange things from people. "OMG, did you hear what Stacy said about Bob?". Not really that, but what strikes me the deepest in my heart, is people's lack of self-confidence. I mean come on, who can do you better than you?

In this day of age, media often plays a huge role in many of our lives: live events, news, entertainment, knowledge, etc, the list could go on forever. Media is on our good side, however, many times before, media has played tricks on us all that occasionally make us doubt ourselves.

Bob is mad that Stacey got a promotion over him so he left and quit his job. Feeling that he had done something wrong. His boss was around the corner to offer him a higher position. But he quit.

Margaret failed her first chemistry midterm so she stopped going to class. I mean since you fail once you'll fail them all, right? A tutor was available to help her pass with flying colors in the future. But she quit.

Maddy didn't make it on American Idol so she never sang again and threw her dream away forever. Yeah Maddy, you keep that cashier job. I guess it's okay, right? But she quit.

Too often I hear discouraging things spoke into the world. Doubt in themselves, doubt in the process called life, and doubt that what they work for, isn't worth it. There's a certain drive in us all that makes us get up in the morning and say, "time to achieve life." We take life by its shoulders, we shake it senselessly, and we conquer it.

So why does it seem like so many people are so discouraged? Afraid? Confused? Distressed?

Too scared someone will do better.

Too scared your vision is wrong.

Too scared you won't succeed.

Too scared you'll do it wrong.

Too scared you'll fail again.

Too scared to take the risk.

Too scared it's not enough.

Too scared.

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The point is, when will we all stop making excuses for ourselves and do the things we wish to do? Yes, it may seem that some people have it better or worse than others but all the time we waste comparing ourselves to each other, mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, socially, and educationally; we could be achieving our goals and continue to rise.

Eh, we'd rather quit when trouble arises than to keep pushing forward.

We are wasting time and only delaying what we all want to do in life, to achieve our goals, morals, and challenges throughout life. We are all in this together. Life should be no competition. Nothing in life should stop you from what you want to do.

Like said before, someone will always be better at something than you are. There are two choices that you can make: push yourself for you and nobody else or give up and not try again. I wish that people would have more confidence in themselves. Often great opportunities are lost because we are always so quick to quit. If we stick through our choices, our opportunities, our dreams, our goals, maybe we would stop blaming others and ourselves and stop coming up with excuses to not do what you know you should be doing.

Quitting only makes you miss out on opportunities that otherwise could have been a success or a reason to try again.

So, the next time you feel like quitting, remember this article or anything else that motivates you, to be the best you.

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