Friday, September 30, 2011

Rules for Teens

I didn't make this up and I can't even remember where I stole it from, but I felt it rang true and it also made me laugh.

Share this with a teen in your life:

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, 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 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 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..

If you can read this... Thank a Teacher. If you can read this in English... Thank a Soldier!

Enjoy! Have a great weekend, hooligans!



  1. My daughter will be 16 tomorrow, and while she is an amazing child, she does have her moments. My mantra is "Remember...her brain is not fully developed yet. This will pass. Slowly, but it will pass." :)

  2. I read this before and I believe it was written by Bill Gates, hence the reference to nerds.

    I gotta add, my teenagers are pretty damn good!

    Have great weekend Rosemary : )

  3. This should be taught as soon as the reach 6. That's when the fairy dust wears off and they start forming their own opinions...