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 BEFOREyou feel
         good about yourself.

         RULE 3
         You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out
         of high school. You won't be a vice president with
         car phone, until you earn both.

         RULE 4
         If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you geta
         boss. He 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

         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 are. So before you save the rainforest
         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