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    Is this one of the Dominican Republic baseball stories where you are actually 28 although your birth certificate says you are 11?
    I'm Dominican, but this was rather funny because it's messed up but sometimes true

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    It may appear so on initial reading, but if you'd been involved in the previous discussion I mentioned and read the O.Ps other posts you would maybe understand my rather curt response.
    Didn't mean to come of as rude to you, I will take a look around.

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    Meh, all the real fun I had was as a kid not an adult. Yeah, drinking, partying, girls are a lot of fun, but nothing like the excitement of running around barefoot with friends as a kid. Not a single care in the world. Those were the days and I wouldn't trade them for 10 CCIEs.

    I would

    Lol and you could totally run around barefoot right now if you wanted. Given the right combo of drinks you could probably simulate the feeling of being carefree as well lol.

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    Default Answer to reply on "Am I the youngest A+, CTT+"

    Thanks for all these replies. It's like a fresh lesson for me knowing what other techie think.

    Actually, I spent about 5% of my free time learning these computer stuff, after school etc, I mostly play videos games and watch youtube.

    Someone out there was right, since I am a certified virtual trainer, I can actually teach people. Do you want to spent $2000 to learn how to pass A+, or (if you qualify as an underpriviliged youth) learn from someone who has little experience and limited knowledge but pass both A+, and CTT+ and charges hardly anything.

    I set the video link because CTT+ requires video review and it is not easy to pass. (anyone who passed that please share your opinion if you do not agree with me.)

    Maybe colleges do not think much of the certifications, but they accept Micorsoft certifications as college credit. (Even UC Berkeley). I hope I can save myself time and money when I get to college.

    School will give a work permit when you are 13. My sister (age 14) has 12 Microsoft Certifications and 2 CompTIA's. She has 3 part time jobs (she is in my video as a student) while mainting all A at school and attending marching band. She already taught a free Powerpoint class at a computer learning center and received great reviews. and 2 of her tutoring students are now Microsoft Office Master. Do you think anyone will hire a 13 year old if she did not prove her ability? How can she prove her ability w/o the certificates.

    And, I was born in USA, so I can't fake my DOB. Thanks for compliments about my look. I have to wear my dad's suit before I outgrow that.

    And although you guys maybe older than me. Let me get my point to you. If I do not start now, in my junior or senior year in high school, I will be so busy preparation SAT, or date. I won't have time to do this.

    As far as the youngest MCTS. (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) I am not competing with the 7 year old MSCE. When we tried to find if my sister is the youngest MCT at 14, we found many posting about a 12 year old boy claiming to be the World youngest MCTS at age 14. I did it at 11.8 so I may be the youngest.

    As why I put fraction on my age, my posting is to ask if there are people younger than me in A+ and CTT+, MCTS. If I do not put my age, it will be hard for you guys to help me.

    Maybe you all want to know if learning these certificates is fun. Well, it is not as much fun as playing video games. But it is fun. In the last 3 months, I broke (not intentional) 2 of my families laptops and now I know how I can better care for those and fix them.

    And, most of you are right, it will be hard to find someone to hire me. (my sister is getting paid $10 or $20/hr at her part time jobs) I have not got a penny from my volunteer work tutoring students at group homes. While my sister gave two speeches at a group home career fair. 9 students signed up for free training classes.

    And, don't you think my age could be a motivation factor for those teenagers we tried to help? check my video.

    YouTube - Youngest CTT+, A+, MCP, MCTS
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    Great followup response. I hope you go far.

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    So what? These certs are useless for you. Enjoy your childhood like any normal person.
    I will not say they are useless but man if you are doing this at 11 I'm wondering what you will do in your 20s or 30s

    Go play, have fun, jump on walls, break stuff, anything a 12years old will do it's too early for you to act like a man.

    be your age,

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    CTT+ (virtual trainer) age 12.68
    A+ (2009 edition) agen 12.68

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    If only I could go back in time and tell the 18 or 20 year old self to get some certs….. hhaha… I always wish I could have gotten certified at a younger age but, I probably wouldn’t be the same person I am today.

    Seeing this post makes me think about my younger days, and how many video games I played after school and work. I was always playing a new video game every weekend on my NES. That whole time I could have been learning technology. The wasted years I went on AOL and yahoo chat..ughh.. wasted years…

    I agree with everyone else, you can only be young once and you should enjoy your child hood. Yeah it’s great that you’re certified in Microsoft, but what you want to do in life at 11 can drastically shift at age, 13,15, or 20, 25.

    If you want my advice focus on math….. I hate math, but that was really my Achilles heel( my weakness) when I was college and studying IT subjects. So many professions require a strong math background , that just having a basic understanding of it can help you advance years beyond others that are just starting to learn it. Having strong math skills at your age such as Algebra, Geometry, ect…. , is more important than being Microsoft certified.
    Good Luck

    To answer Yes, you’re the youngest( I have met so far), but in life and in IT(Especially) there is always someone better. When I was in school I learned that there is always someone that is younger,smart,better, ect ect. You need to best that you can be, but not the best everyone else expects you to be…if you understand what I mean.
    Good luck.. I hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkingStudent View Post
    If only I could go back in time and tell the 18 or 20 year old self to get some certs….. hhaha… I always wish I could have gotten certified at a younger age but, I probably wouldn’t be the same person I am today.

    Seeing this post makes me think about my younger days, and how many video games I played after school and work. I was always playing a new video game every weekend on my NES. That whole time I could have been learning technology. The wasted years I went on AOL and yahoo chat..ughh.. wasted years…

    I agree with everyone else, you can only be young once and you should enjoy your child hood. Yeah it’s great that you’re certified in Microsoft, but what you want to do in life at 11 can drastically shift at age, 13,15, or 20, 25.

    If you want my advice focus on math….. I hate math, but that was really my Achilles heel( my weakness) when I was college and studying IT subjects. So many professions require a strong math background , that just having a basic understanding of it can help you advance years beyond others that are just starting to learn it. Having strong math skills at your age such as Algebra, Geometry, ect…. , is more important than being Microsoft certified.
    Good Luck

    To answer Yes, you’re the youngest( I have met so far), but in life and in IT(Especially) there is always someone better. When I was in school I learned that there is always someone that is younger,smart,better, ect ect. You need to best that you can be, but not the best everyone else expects you to be…if you understand what I mean.
    Good luck.. I hope this helps
    I agree completely.

    Certifications come and go but you only experience your youth once, then you get older, unless you find the fountain of youth or something

    I would say do not focus so much on certifications, but focus on what you like i.e training/teaching others and your education i.e degree.

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    Is this your sister posting here?

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    Good to see sibling rivalry is still going strong.

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    What you have accomplished is impressive.

    I agree with everyone. Make more time for fun, but people tell me this now at 24 and I have a hard time listening

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanchen View Post
    Thanks for all these replies. It's like a fresh lesson for me knowing what other techie think.

    Actually, I spent about 5% of my free time learning these computer stuff, after school etc, I mostly play videos games and watch youtube.

    Someone out there was right, since I am a certified virtual trainer, I can actually teach people. Do you want to spent $2000 to learn how to pass A+, or (if you qualify as an underpriviliged youth) learn from someone who has little experience and limited knowledge but pass both A+, and CTT+ and charges hardly anything.

    I set the video link because CTT+ requires video review and it is not easy to pass. (anyone who passed that please share your opinion if you do not agree with me.)

    Maybe colleges do not think much of the certifications, but they accept Micorsoft certifications as college credit. (Even UC Berkeley). I hope I can save myself time and money when I get to college.

    School will give a work permit when you are 13. My sister (age 14) has 12 Microsoft Certifications and 2 CompTIA's. She has 3 part time jobs (she is in my video as a student) while mainting all A at school and attending marching band. She already taught a free Powerpoint class at a computer learning center and received great reviews. and 2 of her tutoring students are now Microsoft Office Master. Do you think anyone will hire a 13 year old if she did not prove her ability? How can she prove her ability w/o the certificates.

    And, I was born in USA, so I can't fake my DOB. Thanks for compliments about my look. I have to wear my dad's suit before I outgrow that.

    And although you guys maybe older than me. Let me get my point to you. If I do not start now, in my junior or senior year in high school, I will be so busy preparation SAT, or date. I won't have time to do this.

    As far as the youngest MCTS. (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) I am not competing with the 7 year old MSCE. When we tried to find if my sister is the youngest MCT at 14, we found many posting about a 12 year old boy claiming to be the World youngest MCTS at age 14. I did it at 11.8 so I may be the youngest.

    As why I put fraction on my age, my posting is to ask if there are people younger than me in A+ and CTT+, MCTS. If I do not put my age, it will be hard for you guys to help me.

    Maybe you all want to know if learning these certificates is fun. Well, it is not as much fun as playing video games. But it is fun. In the last 3 months, I broke (not intentional) 2 of my families laptops and now I know how I can better care for those and fix them.

    And, most of you are right, it will be hard to find someone to hire me. (my sister is getting paid $10 or $20/hr at her part time jobs) I have not got a penny from my volunteer work tutoring students at group homes. While my sister gave two speeches at a group home career fair. 9 students signed up for free training classes.

    And, don't you think my age could be a motivation factor for those teenagers we tried to help? check my video.

    YouTube - Youngest CTT+, A+, MCP, MCTS
    YouTube - Youngest CTT+,A+, MCP, MCTS
    You bring up very valid points. I can really sense that you have had a very good upbringing as well as strong support structures from your family, friends and your inner desire to do good in this world. I commend you on that because this usually isn't the focus of pre-teenagers and teenagers.

    To answer your last question, "...don't you think my age could be a motivation factor for those teenagers we tried to help...?", most definitely yes. Other teenagers and younger children can most definitely aspire to be like you. I wish to point: human beings are so dynamic. Let me elaborate: when I was your age, I too was learning about computers but I didn't have a care in the world on how to actually repair/put together a computer because my cousin at least 18 years superior than I was, helped me with all the computer troubleshooting. My mind-frame was turning on the computer, loading up Police Quest or whatever game via DOS and spend hours playing, love that "take off clothes" from PQ! My point is that it's up to each and every individual person to decide within their allotted time frames what they want. Typically, children at your age group did what I did: play computer games, enjoy physical education and shunned mathematics, language arts, science and other cool stuff. As for me, my decision to go into IT came along much later after years of growing up, reflecting back to the past and then carrying on with life up to this point. In summary, I suggest to keep doing what you keeps you passionate. As well be open to the fact that not all other people will share the same interpretations. As long as you set upon anything with your heart, how can anybody really question that?

    I do second fellow forum poster, za3bour, on his response. You mentioned about starting now so that you have more time for SAT preparation, college preparation, etc. Wow, may I take a moment to pause? Pardon me for sounding frank, but what's the rush here? The way I see this, it sounds like either you have made a decision to commit to your career-related goals or quite possibly, you're in a rush to get to...well, the end of life.

    I'm curious now, seanchen, if you don't mind me asking what are you aspiring for? It's no secret that you have the Certified Training for A+ (again high kudos) and looking to Scholastic Aptitude Tests to eventually target college (always good to hear), just that I'm curious to follow along and understand where you're coming from. The reason I ask is because I know from my post secondary experience, there might be other paths that could be considered so that, you don't need to work so hard now in your life with so much testing, etc.

    I slightly diverted from my last point. As I was saying, I agreed with za3bour because if you do too much now, then what is life going to be like when you're in the 20s? My guess here is that you may have more time perhaps to date and get married young too. Maybe you're thinking of using the time to come up with a business venture...I'm hoping world domination isn't one of those suggestions... :P

    This is one interesting forum discussion!

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    Default reply to "tigermom" 2nd place is not good enough

    Actually, I was 23th chair out of 25 in my violin class in 6th grade and my family went to our school concern every time. It does not matter to them that the only other 2 Chinese were first and and 2nd chair. (I did improved to 14th chair and my mom was totally proud of my improvement). My parents believe that if I cannot study by myself, I can never learn anything. So, believe or not, I only watched some videos and did practice tests before taking the exams.

    My mom once said, if you are number one in class, you are just as good as million others.

    I attened a CTT+ class, but that was the only formal class I had, the rest I have to do it myself. (my sister helped some)

    And yes, our big goal is to help others. With little help from people with knowledge and expereince, my sister and I (and my mom) had to take and pass the exams ourselves so we can help others. Maybe you can do it to. Just sign up as volunteers at local group homes. Many of them could use your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyr View Post
    Is this your sister posting here?

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    Good to see sibling rivalry is still going strong.
    It is her posting. (Actully, I help her posted to youtube. I am way better than her on video editing, etc.

    She posted once, and they got discouraged from all those negative comments. She said she never wanted go check. I am a man, I can take constructive comments.

    * And I broke her record on CTT+, and then I got CTT+ virtual trainer and she is still trying. She may be the youngest A+ (14) for a few days. But I broke her record.

    She is like a total expert on Office stuff. 2 Expert licenses and piling up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcritn View Post
    What you have accomplished is impressive.

    I agree with everyone. Make more time for fun, but people tell me this now at 24 and I have a hard time listening
    * At age 12, I can't drive, can't go to even a PG 13 movie w/o parent. I still qualify ordering kids meal at some restaurants. I doubt any girls would be interested in going out with me. What other fun I can do other than playing on PC? (and video games), my video did say I am a non-athletic person.

    I am open to ideas. Give me some. Now I can take a break on my certification. I am all ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanchen View Post
    * At age 12, I can't drive, can't go to even a PG 13 movie w/o parent. I still qualify ordering kids meal at some restaurants. I doubt any girls would be interested in going out with me. What other fun I can do other than playing on PC? (and video games), my video did say I am a non-athletic person.

    I am open to ideas. Give me some. Now I can take a break on my certification. I am all ears.
    I would study programming. It gets more difficult as you get older so learn it now. That kind of mathematical thinking will help you in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by physicskid View Post
    You bring up very valid points. I can really sense that you have had a very good upbringing as well as strong support structures from your family, friends and your inner desire to do good in this world. I commend you on that because this usually isn't the focus of pre-teenagers and teenagers.

    To answer your last question, "...don't you think my age could be a motivation factor for those teenagers we tried to help...?", most definitely yes. Other teenagers and younger children can most definitely aspire to be like you. I wish to point: human beings are so dynamic. Let me elaborate: when I was your age, I too was learning about computers but I didn't have a care in the world on how to actually repair/put together a computer because my cousin at least 18 years superior than I was, helped me with all the computer troubleshooting. My mind-frame was turning on the computer, loading up Police Quest or whatever game via DOS and spend hours playing, love that "take off clothes" from PQ! My point is that it's up to each and every individual person to decide within their allotted time frames what they want. Typically, children at your age group did what I did: play computer games, enjoy physical education and shunned mathematics, language arts, science and other cool stuff. As for me, my decision to go into IT came along much later after years of growing up, reflecting back to the past and then carrying on with life up to this point. In summary, I suggest to keep doing what you keeps you passionate. As well be open to the fact that not all other people will share the same interpretations. As long as you set upon anything with your heart, how can anybody really question that?

    I do second fellow forum poster, za3bour, on his response. You mentioned about starting now so that you have more time for SAT preparation, college preparation, etc. Wow, may I take a moment to pause? Pardon me for sounding frank, but what's the rush here? The way I see this, it sounds like either you have made a decision to commit to your career-related goals or quite possibly, you're in a rush to get to...well, the end of life.

    I'm curious now, seanchen, if you don't mind me asking what are you aspiring for? It's no secret that you have the Certified Training for A+ (again high kudos) and looking to Scholastic Aptitude Tests to eventually target college (always good to hear), just that I'm curious to follow along and understand where you're coming from. The reason I ask is because I know from my post secondary experience, there might be other paths that could be considered so that, you don't need to work so hard now in your life with so much testing, etc.

    I slightly diverted from my last point. As I was saying, I agreed with za3bour because if you do too much now, then what is life going to be like when you're in the 20s? My guess here is that you may have more time perhaps to date and get married young too. Maybe you're thinking of using the time to come up with a business venture...I'm hoping world domination isn't one of those suggestions... :P

    This is one interesting forum discussion!
    My mom is actually a great logistic planner, she tell us what this career "short cut" can do for us and we decide ourselves if we want to do it.

    My sister will try to get A.A. when she finish high school. If she continues her current high school AP classes, she will have about 30 some college credit when she graduate high schools. She will have about 15 college credit transferred from her Microsoft Certifications. (she did not attend any training classes, other than watching video on her summer and winter breaks) Then with 3 - 4 more on-line classes, she will have her AA. Then instead of 4 years in University, she can graduate in 2 years.

    My parents did not have much $ saved for our college fund, hopefully my sister and I can work part time or get scholarship.

    And the part time work (and volunteer work) we do, will help us gaining the experience we need for the real world.

    And although we do not have much $, we do make helping others a major goal. That actually does not cost too much $. and everything we do serve at least 2 purposes. So, the certifications help with.......

    I am really encourging on all of the nice supporting thing. For a 12 year old with few fun things to do, this is both educational and fun.

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    Either or I'm reading too much into it or there have been some pretty harsh comments to this kid in here. Oh well have fun and I bet you'll be doing well during and after college.

    Oh and you said you're non-athletic? Go out and play some basketball or pick up a skateboard or something. I was a little skater punk at your age up until my early 20's. Kept me in shape and I was also out being social too. Now in my old age of late 20's I am settling into doing the nerdy stuff I was too cool to do as a teen like videogames. You're only young once.
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    Sometimes people are born with a passion... I would love to have natural desire. Enjoy your desire through your whole life Sean. It can lead you great places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanchen View Post
    * At age 12, I can't drive, can't go to even a PG 13 movie w/o parent. I still qualify ordering kids meal at some restaurants. I doubt any girls would be interested in going out with me. What other fun I can do other than playing on PC? (and video games), my video did say I am a non-athletic person.

    I am open to ideas. Give me some. Now I can take a break on my certification. I am all ears.
    How about going outside and playing? Play some football with some other kids, get your heart pumping. All this sitting around playing video games is whats causing the country to fatten itself to death.
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    I actually think this is great that you have achieved those certifications and I would follow whatever path you want to. You are learning while helping others in the process, which is great. While this isn't a contest to see who is #1, ambition and motivation are very important traits to have, so keep at it.

    I really don't understand the logic of a certification forum telling someone who clearly displays a talent and interest in IT to back off to "go play".
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    This is way off topic and I apologize beforehand but I can't help but notice this kid types very well compared to 90% of the internet.

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    Default The MCTS is Vista- client

    Quote Originally Posted by Asif Dasl View Post
    I was just thinking the same thing!

    The best thing to do now OP is to learn subnetting, by the time you are ready to work in the real world you'd be so quick at it. I would love to have gotten all the CompTIA exams and a few of the easier Microsoft exams done before I was 18.

    I'd love to know which one the MCP/MCTS was.

    Congrats!
    Like I said in my Videos. Most people think you can't get any experience without a job. it is quite true but no one can stop you getting experience playing your with your own PC on Vista. So I took and passed Vista Client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymouse View Post
    This is way off topic and I apologize beforehand but I can't help but notice this kid types very well compared to 90% of the internet.
    He should be playing instead of learning proper grammar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by physicskid View Post
    Hey seanchen,

    I'm going to take a different approach to this question. I started by reading the obvious question and I actually made the effort to take a peek at your youtube videos as well. I got some thoughts.

    The initial question about being the youngest doesn't make me think any different nor does it really matter to me. One could look at the opposite and ask, who's the oldest? I think everybody has said it: it's really HOW you use the information in life that determines results, not titles or honours or any form of recognition. My grandpa used to highly praise me because I learned how to drive tractors and eventually vehicles when I was eleven years old. My family has farmland outside of the city and my dad taught me how to drive the tractors so that he had another person to back him up when he was moving hay bales to feed the animals with. I see now that grandpa gave high praises NOT because I knew how to drive, but to keep motivated to try and push the envelope, in a way. The bonus I got from it is that I displayed confidence during my learner's permit and road test to get my driving license. FYI: I am Chinese and I know when it comes to major accomplishments, we tend to get quite big-headed.

    I have to commend you on the fact that you are taking the time to take what you have learned and now you have a deep desire to enlighten others with your insights. I have the greatest amount of respect for those that excel in their areas and have that deep desire to teach others. Personally, I have discovered that I enjoy learning new insights. Whether it's about computers or the transporter to perhaps one day eliminate traffic congestion during the morning rush hour, keeping my brain busy is what I enjoy! Is there room for improvement during your lectures? Oh heck yeah! From your videos, there is no doubt that you know a lot...but, I honestly would fall asleep unless you repeatedly picked on me to go to the front and write my responses with drool still on the side of my face. However, there are solutions too! There's techniques, tricks and other stuff other there to liven up the presentation and keep idiots like me involved in your discussions. Again, I relate back to me learning how to drive at an early age, it's a bonus, but it shouldn't get your head too inflated. It should keep you motivated to keep doing what one feels is right.

    I want to give you a little insight into me. I love computers. I don't like programming too much. But I enjoy listening to people. I enjoy trying to help people. I like the Canadian contractor Mike Holmes because he keeps me inspired to focus on listening to people and address their issues/concerns and NEVER blame the person. I love being a ice hockey goalie. I enjoy TV chef/host Alton Brown because he teaches about food so differently with scientific perspectives and even honest but clear words. There's so much to enjoy in this world and I agree with the past people that we need to enjoy life as much as possible. There's stuff I haven't even touch I enjoy, but I want to keep my list short.

    It is important to feel success from our accomplishments, but ENJOY life! Keep doing the good things like certifications and learning, but step down from the pedestal and keep open. That way, people can pick up on that and not feel so...stepped on. That last sentence might not be the best way to phase, it was the best thing that came to me.

    I will open and leave it to you to decide what you think of my feedback, seanchen. Please feel free to message me back here or through PM if you wish to discuss further or if you have any other questions. And I will be more than happy to try and answer your questions. I wish you the best!
    Thanks for the thought. I really appreciate.

    I want to admit that I know very little in the A+ fields I hold certifications due to my lack of training and experience. I do think I can be a good trainer because I put my heart to it. And I do plan to help others if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanchen View Post
    * At age 12, I can't drive, can't go to even a PG 13 movie w/o parent. I still qualify ordering kids meal at some restaurants. I doubt any girls would be interested in going out with me. What other fun I can do other than playing on PC? (and video games), my video did say I am a non-athletic person.

    I am open to ideas. Give me some. Now I can take a break on my certification. I am all ears.
    Though you stated your non-athletic, there are activities out there that aren't intense. Basketball? From my perspective, it's great to see parents being supportive when it comes to strengthening the mind, but how about the rest of the body? Particularly the heart, as some have suggested.

    If you must insist on studying, I suggest seeing if you can pick up a copy of Dale Carnegie's "How to Make Friends and Influence People" book.

    I'm a little tired tonight, so that's all I will throw tonight.

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