“Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.” –Homer Simpson
Over the years, Homer has taught us many valuable lessons about finding and leading a successful career.
“It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day.” (He should know, he's had over 100 different jobs…)
“How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine-making course and I forgot how to drive?”
“All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.”
“If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing.”
“Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.”
“Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.”
“If something goes wrong at the plant, blame the guy who can't speak English. Ahhh, Tibor.”
“Lisa, if you don't like your job, you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed.”
“I'm going to lose my job just 'cause I'm dangerously unqualified!”
“I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I'm around.”
“I want to share something with you: the three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here.”
“No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better than you.”
“Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.”
This article is part of Robert Hruzek's What I Learned From group writing project.
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