However, it does contain

Life's lessons I learned,
more or less,
from my Father!

RULE 1 - Life is not fair, never has been, never will be, so 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 a car phone, until you earn

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
parents and 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 parents' generation, try
delousing "the clothes 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; they
will let you try 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 of
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 their jobs.

RULE 11 - Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

RULE 12 - Money doesn't buy class.

RULE 13 - To ignore the facts does not change the facts.

Just like the Beatle's song says,
"Ob La De, Ob La Da, Life goes On"!

And just in case you still don't understand, See Rule #1.

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