>Life is not fair - get used to it.
>The world won't care about your self-esteem.
>The world will expect you to accomplish something
>BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
>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.
>If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
>He doesn't have tenure.
>Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
>Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping they called it Opportunity.
>If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
>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 rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
>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.
>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.
>Television is NOT real life.
>In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
>Be nice to nerds.
>Chances are you'll end up working for one.