11 Things Kids Don't Learn in School

March 16, 2007 2:15pm CST
1. Life is not fair; get used to it. 2. The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world expects to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. 3. You will not make $40,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with a car phone until you earn both. 4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure. 5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it "opportunity" 6. If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them. 7. Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got the way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So, before you save the rainforest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try "delousing" the closet in your own room. 8. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they give you as many chances as you need to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. 9. Life is not divided into semesters. You do not get summers off and very few employers are intrested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time. 10. Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go get jobs. 11. Be nice to nerds, chances are good you'll end up working for one someday.
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@xelissa (776)
• New Zealand
16 Mar 07
Thats some stuff that a very intersting, I have a friend whose a teacher, I'll forward it on to her ;)
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Thank you. :D
• United States
16 Mar 07
I would also put down..... 12. SSI will not be here for your retirement. 13. Retirement, actually, no such thing! 14. The tax code in this country is written for business ownership, but the schools teach everyone how to be an employee, thus not benefitting from the tax code. 15. There is absolute right and wrong. 16. Tolerance is over used.