10 RULES TO POST ON THE FRIDGE
There are some important things that your teachers didn’t teach you in
kindergarten, and that you didn’t learn anywhere in school. Following
are 10 essential rules of life:
RULE 1: Life is not fair; get used to it.
RULE 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect
you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
RULE 3: You will not make $40,000 a year right out of high school. And you
won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
RULE 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. She
doesn’t have tenure.
RULE 5: Flipping burgers is NOT beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had
a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.
RULE 6: If you screw up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about
your mistakes. Learn from them.
RULE 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are
now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and
listening you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain
forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents’
generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
RULE 8: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and
very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on
your own time.
RULE 9: Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to
leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
RULE 10: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.