What do you think of this? I quite like it. My son would greatly benefit from remembering rule 1.
Life is not fair – get used to it.
The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car and phone until you earn both.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had different word for flipping burgers. It was called OPPORTUNITY.
If you mess up, it’s not your parent’s fault, so don’t whine about them, learn from them.
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 to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents generation, try delousing the closet in your own room
Your school may have done away with winners and loser, but life HAS NOT! In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they will give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.
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.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and get a real job.
Be nice to nerds – chances are you will end up working for one!
If you can read this – thank a teacher!