I couldn’t agree more…

April 9, 2010

I love this!  The author talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. Too bad we really don’t know who said it in the first place!
Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world doesn’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 $60,000 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 beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6 : If you mess 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 to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners 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 get 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 actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.



  1. Hits the nail on the head for sure! I think it needs to be passed on to some well deserving young people 🙂

    Thanks Patsy!

    • totally so true, should be publishish on the front page of every newspaper in america large print and bold!! life does go on what we do with is up to us, no fault but ourselves.
      love ya patsy!!! many blessings—phx, az

  2. Amen ! That’s the best thing I have read for quite some time. They need to teach that at schools !

  3. – Woah …. this is PERFECT! ;o)

  4. Love the list, and it’s so true! Yet, it wasn’t Bill Gates who said it…


    • Thank you for letting us know about the mistake!

  5. I love it!

  6. I have to agree with everyone one of those statements! Our life is what we make of it. We can chose a better life for ourselves. We often have more opportunities than our parents did.

  7. Great!

  8. Haha! That is great!

  9. Thank you for the smile today. This is a great post. I have a 16 year old, and oj vey! LOL

  10. Just a grrrreat fun read Patsy..livened up an already fun Friday lunch:)

  11. That’s right

  12. So true, so true!

  13. This is great and the truth. All kids (and even some adults) should have to read this.

  14. Wow – those are so true ! Thanks for sharing. The #1 rule (Life’s not fair, get used to it) is what my Mom & Dad always told me growing up and everytime one of my four kids whine “But, it’s not fair !” I tell them the same thing, “Life’s not fair, get used to it”
    Glad to find your blog and I know I will enjoy reading 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you at WOF in Indianapolis in August ! 🙂

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