POSTED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 7:45pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 11:14am
tyler — Last week on vacation, I was working at the farm. When I do that I turn on talk radio for company.
The things people expect out of life and the government are maddening to say the least. I say that to say this, after I got home a friend posted this on her Facebook page.
It fit right in with all the stuff I'd been hearing. It's attributed to Bill Gates, but he never said it.
Actually it was Charles Sykes who wrote a book called "Dumbing Down Our Kids."
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 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 are.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT.
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.
Bravo Mr. Sykes.....
That's his and my point of view, what's yours?
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