Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ten Lessons For Teenagers

  1. Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teenager uses the phrase “It’s not fair” 86 times a day.

  2. It’s not your parents’ fault if you mess up. You are responsible. This is the flip side of “It’s my life” and “You’re not my boss.”

  3. Before you were born, your parents weren’t boring. They got that way paying your bills and listening to you.

  4. The real world won’t care as much about your self-esteem as your school does. This may come as a shock.

  5. If you think your teachers is tough, wait until you get a boss.

  6. In some schools, you’re given as many times as you want to get the answer right. Standards are set low enough so everyone can meet them. This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life -, as you will find out.

  7. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it opportunity.

  8. Sorry, you won’t make $40,000 a year right out of high school. And you won’t be a top executive either. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn’t have a designer label.

  9. Work is not divided into semesters and you don’t get summers off. Not even spring break. You are expected to show up every workday for eight hours, and you don’t get a new life every 10 weeks.

  10. Good luck. You are going to need it – and the harder you work, the luckier you will get.

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