I don’t know who the real author is to this piece. It was e-mailed to our website comment’s page from a reputable source. While it may have been written by Bill Gates or not, the message is no less true. – Tim
Rule 1: Life is not fair, get used to it
Rule 2: The world does not 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 $60,ooo a year right out of high school, 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
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not below your dignity. Your grand parents had a different word for burger flipping: They called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parent’s fault, so don’t whine from 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 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 for the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your on room
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winner and losers, but life has not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll 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.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t have summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is not real life, in real life people have to leave a coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds, chances are you’ll end up working for one