Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!
Rule 2: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
Rule 3: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 4: Your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were.
Rule 5: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT.
Rule 6: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off.
Rule 7: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 8: The world won’t care about your self-esteem.
Rule 9: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.
Rule 10: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger
flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 11: If your born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it is your mistake.
Bonus Rule: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.