12 Rules of Life That Will Never Change

This article has gathered dust in my files for some time. I don’t remember where I found it, but I think most parents who read this will agree with Bill Gates … who wrote the first eleven rules.

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. 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 will 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 employers are not 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.

Rule 12: (added by me) Years ago I put a statement on the fridge that went something like this:

To all young people living here…

If you are tired of following rules…

Pack up your stuff and move out…

While you still know everything…

Signed by unreasonable parents

Don’t remember where I read this but it fits.

 May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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