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Kaijin Surohm
Living the dream

Since: 08-16-04

Since last post: 276 days
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Posted on 09-09-05 03:00 PM Link | Quote
Charles Skyes, author of DUMING DOWN OUR KIDS, volunteered to high school and college graduates, a list of eleven things they did not learn in school. In his book, he talks about how the feel-good, politically correct has created a generation of kids with no concept of reality, which has set them up for failure in the real world. The following is a list of real-life rules tha tyou might want to share with your kids and friends.

RULE 1: Life is not fair; get use 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.

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

RULE 5: Flipping burgers, is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a diffrent word for burger flipping; they called it oppertunity.

RULE 6: If you screw 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 wern't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying yoru bills, cleaning yoru clothes, and listening to you talk bout how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the bloodsucking parasites of yoru parents' generation, try delousing the closet in yoru 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'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This, of course, doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

RULE 9: Life is not divided into semesters. you dont' get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you find yoruself. Do that on yoru own time.

RULE 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life, people acctually 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.
Slow Ride
Take It Easy

Since: 01-10-05

Since last post: 5126 days
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Posted on 09-09-05 03:06 PM Link | Quote
All of what you listed is just really common sense, and if you're around my age and you don't realise that. You're a complete idiot, unless you have some mental disability
Kaijin Surohm
Living the dream

Since: 08-16-04

Since last post: 276 days
Last activity: 150 days
Posted on 09-09-05 03:25 PM Link | Quote
Lol, it was just an old article with thoes rules, that my teacher handed me last year. I found it humourous, and have it attached to my fridge =P
Cyro Xero

Rune Mage

Rave Atom

Since: 02-23-05
From: Minnesota!!

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Posted on 09-09-05 03:26 PM Link | Quote
Those are actually good rules to go by. There are of course some things that aren't always like what was list, but for the most part it's right on the money. But you know, if you think about it, maybe those rules apply mostly to people living here in America. I'm sure there are other countries that are relaxed about a few of statements listed.

(Last edited by Cyro Xero on 09-09-05 06:26 PM)
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering

Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

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Posted on 09-09-05 03:28 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kaijin Surohm

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

1. If that wasn't intentional, it was hilariously ironic.

2. Maybe I got lucky, but most of the bosses I have to deal with are pretty nice. The manager's a complete bitch usually, but she's only there in the mornings.

And 3. I've heard this before. So many times.

Battering Bird

Since: 08-15-04
From: none of your damn business

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Posted on 09-09-05 04:33 PM Link | Quote
Ok someone wants to bitch about life, thats who we call a loser who sits in the corner and tells it "like it is". So what, lifes what you make it, F THE RULES!

Continued Harassment.

Since: 03-07-05
From: In pieces

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Posted on 09-09-05 04:38 PM Link | Quote
I believe I have it somewhere an article quoting Bill Gates, he used those rules once in one of the speeches he gave out somewhere.

That's truly some golden stuff right there. Good stuff.

Divine Mamkute
Dark Elf Goddess
Chaos Imp
Penguins Fan

Ms. Invisable

Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

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Posted on 09-10-05 01:25 AM Link | Quote
All I have to say is that the last rule is probably the truest one on there, yet the least followed.

*joins other nerds in plotting world domination*

Sailor Delerium

Have you ever spent days and days and days making up flavors of ice cream that no ones ever eaten before? Like chicken and telephone ice cream?...Green mouse ice cream was the worst.

Since: 08-17-04
From: The Dreaming

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Posted on 09-10-05 01:53 AM Link | Quote
Overall these are good rules and it would be wise for people to learn this before they graduate high school. It makes life a little easier in my opinion.


Since: 09-02-04
From: Destroy Tower

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Posted on 09-10-05 08:35 PM Link | Quote
Those rules are posted in my school. I found it pretty funny. Especially the last one. The "cool" kids act so dominate and put down the nerds, but once it gets to out of the school, it's the nerds that are in control. AND being succesful.


Since: 09-11-05

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Posted on 09-12-05 07:49 AM Link | Quote
It's so dumb how the smarter and more intelligent someone is, the more everyone hates that person. If you want people to like you in this world, you need to have an IQ of about 12.
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