I knew a kid that could regularly “get away” with being rude to his teachers.

(Keep in mind. From what I’ve learned from you guys, this isn’t always useful in all cultures.)

Every single time one of his friends walked into the classroom…

He would get completely distracted and talk to his friend for like 10 seconds…

Then the teacher would interrupt him…

Then he’d close his mouth and offer some kind of a hand signal showing he was sorry.

I saw him do this 3 or 4 times in a single class. And honestly, I don’t think the teacher did anything but smile and roll her eyes when he did this.

Not every kid could get away with this…

How To Kick-Ass In Class goes into those things you shouldn’t be doing. It also goes into the handful of things you should be doing. (The 15MSS is best thought of as a via negativa solution. Arguably, it’s not what you do that matters. It’s what the 15MSS forces you to stop doing. When you stop it, your brain kicks in and does what it does naturally and almost automatically.)

-Aaron

tl;dr

Be yourself. Acting is for professionals. Do it wrong and you’ll screw yourself more than you could possibly help yourself.

P.S.

Last night, I was prompted to think about this by some reader questions. This morning at 5 AM… I woke up after having a dream about this kid I haven’t thought of in years… Then I just had to write this. That means it’s either inspired or completely insane. 😀

When Being Rude Is Better Than Being Polite

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