Rules of Life

Rules of life... 生活的準則
(請與小孩們分享 - from an old email)

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.

這世界不會在乎你的自尊心, 世界需要你覺得自己很棒之前, 先去完成大事。

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 both.

你絕對不會在高中一畢業就得到四萬年薪的工作, 想要成為副總有並有一手機是必須去賺的。

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

覺得你的老師很嚴格? 等你有了老闆之後, 你才知道什麼是嚴格要求。

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a
different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.

去快餐店翻漢堡, 不會損傷你的尊嚴。你祖父那時的用字是『機會』

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your
mistakes. Learn from them.

如果你做錯了, 並不是你父母的錯誤, 所以不要抱怨你的錯誤, 要自錯誤中學習

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 closet in your own room.


Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers but life has hasn't. In come 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 don't get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

生活不分學期。你並沒有暑假可以休息,也很少雇主有興趣幫你發現自我。您必須用工作之餘的時間, 去發現自我。

Rule 10: Television(Internet) 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.

對那些書呆子好些, 你很可能會是他們其中一人的下屬

有關系列: Are you burnout?

1 comment :

Miss Chen said...

and here is mine.... from all i really need to know i learn in kindergarten

1. share everything
2. play fair
3. don't hurt people
4. if you really hurt someone, say sorry
5. put things back where you found them
6. don't take things that aren't yours
7. clean up your own mess
8. wash your hands before you eat
9. learn some and think some everyday
10. draw some and paint some everyday
11. sing some and dance some everyday some and work some everyday