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Rules for students


Feel-good, politically correct teaching has created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and it sets
them up for failure in the real world. Here are a few rules that are worth learning before you leave high school:

     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 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with car phone, until you earn both.

     RULE 4
     If  you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

     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 are. 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 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.

     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.

An excerpt from the book "Dumbing Down our Kids" by educator Charles Sykes.  It is a list of eleven things you did not learn in school and directed at high school and college grads.

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