We are doing the DARE (Drugs & Alcohol Resistance Education) program in class at the moment, and today we learnt about bullying, but also the values that you will need in life.
The first one was Hard Work.
The second one was Knowledge.
And the third one was Attitude.
We started off by doing this strange activity.
You get all the letters of the alphabet, and you assign them a number, "A" is 1, "B" is 2, and so on:
A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5 F=6 G=7 H=8 I=9 J=10 K=11 L=12 M=13 N=14 O=15 P=16 Q=17 R=18 S=19 T=20 U=21 V=22 W=23 X=24 Y=25 Z=26
Next you spelt out the word on a bit of paper, and gave the letters their numbers.
For example: CAT= C (3), A (1), T (20), so the total sum of all the numbers is 24.
Now for the actual virtues:
H (8), A (1), R (18), D (4), W (23), O (15), R (18), K (11), total sum (98).
K (11), N (14), O (15), W (23), L (12), E (5), D (4), G (7), E (5), total sum (96).
A (1), T (20), T (20), I (9), T (20), U (21), D (4), E (5), total sum (100).
The overall message was that, although you need all these skills, knowledge will only get you 96 percent of the way through life, hard work 98 percent of the way, but attitude will get you 100 percent of the way through life! ! !