We All Need To Be More Like Kid President

We All Need To Be More Like Kid President

"You're awake, You're awesome, Live like that." - Kid President
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Some of you may know who Kid President is, and some of you may not. For those of you who don't, let me introduce you. This is Robby, aka Kid President. He began making videos in 2012 and hasn't stopped since. These videos are written and directed by Brad Montague, who first began the vision of Kid President. You can find some of the awesome videos that Brad has made via his website or through his YouTube via SoulPancake. His videos range from talking to girls to learning how to party, but they all share a general goal. Kid President's mission is to fill the world with love and show that even kids have the power to make a difference. Through the whirlwind of our adult lives, I think we all need a few reminders that Robby is very happy to give us. Here are a few videos that remind us of all those things, take a minute and learn from Kid President.

1. One of the superpowers we all have is the ability to change the future.

"You can be anything you want today, so be bold, be kind, be awesome." Kid President teaches us all a valuable lesson in this video: believing in others and believing in yourself can truly make a difference.

2. Things all of us need to say more in our lives.

No. 7 my sports team is not always the best sporting team

No. 4 I disagree with you, but I still like you as a person.

No. 20 Thank you

No. 19 Excuse me

No. 17 I'm sorry

No. 16 I forgive You

Kid President makes a point to highlight sayings and thoughts we forget to say on a daily basis. The above are some examples of phrases I forget to say, and I'm thankful that I could be reminded of such simple phrases that can mean so much.

3. Everyone needs a good pep talk from time to time.

"The world needs you, stop being boring."

This video reminds us all that even kids know what it means to be awesome. Kid President knows that through troubles, we must all keep going. He talks about people who accomplished their dreams and how those people didn't stop, no matter what. The most important thing I learned from this video was to be someone that will make the world awesome.

4. We all need to be reminded that fighting doesn't help anything.

Though we all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, we all deserve to be treated with kindness. I'm not saying that we all need to be best friends, because that's unrealistic, but we all deserve respect, no matter our differences. This video was made during the last presidential election due to the political tension that arose that year. This video is just as relevant this year. We put our opinions into every situation without understanding that the difference is OK.

It's kind of sad that it takes a video by a kid for people to gain perspective of what is truly important in life. That's why kids are so awesome. They love unconditionally. They haven't been shaped by public opinion enough to understand what being a good person means. In college, I get so caught up in homework and school life that I can forget what it means to be a genuinely good person.

So for those of you who didn't know who Kid President was, you do now. I hope that your day was made just a little better by a kid saying important stuff and dancing around in a nice suit.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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To The Best Friend Every Girl Should Be Blessed Enough To Have

You definitely deserve all the love.

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I have not written this letter, but it has been on my list of "to write" for forever. She keeps asking when I will write one about her and every time I tell her, soon.

Well here it is. The truth on why it took so long? No words seem to do everything justice. No matter how I put them or how I want them to sound, the page always makes them look weird and they always sound lame.

But finally, here it is. Best friend, this one is for you.

First and foremost I will start with a holy cow. We have been best friends for only a short time because who knew your "in school friend" from all those math classes would actually turn into this? We put off hanging out outside of school for years, and finally, after suffering through all that algebra we decided enough was enough.

I wish we had sooner.

I wish I had gotten more time with you before we both moved away to college - but ill take whatever time I get with you because well… you're incredible.

Thank you.

Thank you for finally agreeing to hang out with me.

Thank you for listening to every rant ever - whether it was a paragraph long text, a 2 hour FaceTime call or an hour-long car ride.

Thank you for ordering planners with me and spending nights decorating them with me (we are such losers).

Thank you for letting me become a part of your family.

Thank you for going to Friendly's, IHOP and Target at the most ungodly hours.

Thank you for encouraging me in everything I do, and stopping me from making bad decisions.

Thank you for telling me the truth, despite if it hurt me or not, I know now you will never lie about your feelings towards someone (LOL).

Basically, thank you for everything you have done for me. You have made me a better person and you encourage me to be my best self every single day.

Moving on I want to make it clear how incredibly proud of you I am. I love getting texts from you about your love for your classes, and how you want to be president of this club and president of that. How you help out kids, and how you host events. I love hearing about your major and the classes you are so incredibly excited to take. Watching you be so passionate about what you are doing and becoming makes me want to feel the same way in everything I do.

I hope someday my kids are your students because, in your hands, I know they can change the world.

Last but not least, I love you. And you're stuck with me.

Love,

Your forever number one fan

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