Advice To Kids
Attributed to Bill Gates, but
from a book by Charles J. Sykes
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it
Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world
expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about
Rule 3: You will NOT make $40,000 a year right out of high
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
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
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
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
listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you
rain forest from the parasites of your parents' 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
give you as many times as you want to get the right answer.
bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get
and very few employers are interested in helping you find
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