50 rules kids won’t learn in school -Charles Sykes

THE Rules!

1. Life is not fair. Get used to it.
2. The real world won’t care as much as your school does about your self-esteem. It’ll expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.
3. Sorry, you won’t make sixty thousand dollars a year right out of high school. And you won’t be a vice president or have a company car. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn’t have a designer label.
4. You are not entitled…
5. No matter what your daddy says, you are not a princess…
6. No, you cannot be everything you dream…
7. If you think our teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He won’t have tenre, so he’ll tend to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he’s not going to ask you how you FEEL about it.
8. Your navel is not that interesting. Don’t spend your life gazing at it.
9. Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn’t.
10. Life is actually more like dodgeball than your gym teacher thinks.
11. After you graduate, you won’t be competing against rivals who were raised to be wimps on the playground.
12. Humiliation is a part of life. Deal with it.
13. You’re not going to the NBA, so hold off on the bling and spare us the attitude.
14. Looking like a slut does not empower you.
15. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it opportunity.

16. Your parents and your little brother are not as embarrassing as you think. What’s embarrassing is ingratitude, rudeness, and sulkiness.
17. Your parents weren’t as boring before as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, driving you around, saving for your education, cleaning up your room, and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are.
18. Life is not divided into semesters. And you don’t get summer off.
more rules to follow…
19. It’s not your parents’ fault. If you screw up, you are responsible.
20. Smoking does not make you look cool….It makes you look moronic.

21. You’re offended? So what? No, really. So what?
22. You are not a victim. So stop whining.
23. Someday you will have to grow up and actually move out of your parents’ house.
24. Batman’s girlfriend is right: “It’s not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you.”
25. Pi does not care what you think.
26. A moral compass does not come as standard equipment.
27. Your sexual organs were not meant to engage in higher-order thinking or decision making.
28. Somebody may be watching…
29. Learn to deal with hypocrisy.
30. Zero tolerance = zero common sense.
31. Naked people look different in real life.
32. Television is not real life.
33. Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.

34. Winners have a philosophy of life. So do losers.
35. If your butt has its own zip code, it’s not because McDonald’s forced you to eat all those Big Macs. If you smoke, it’s not Joe Camel’s fault.
36. You are not immortal.
37. Being connected does not mean you aren’t clueless.
38. Look people in the eye when you meet them…
39. People in black-and-white movies were in color in real life. And no, the world did not begin when you were born.
40. Despite the billion-dollar campaign to turn your brain into tapioca pudding, try to learn to think clearly and logically.
41. You are not the first and you are not the only one who has gone through what you are going through.
42. Change the oil.
43. Don’t let the successes of others depress you.
44. Your colleagues are not necessarily your friends, and your friends aren’t your family.
45. Grown-ups forget how scary it is to be your age. Just remember: this too shall pass.
46. Check on the guinea pig in the basement.
47. You are not perfect, and you don’t have to be.
48. Tell yourself the story of your life. Have a point.
49. Don’t forget to say thank you.

50. Enjoy this while you can.

All our life we jump through hoops.

All our life we jump through hoops.
Often without asking why.
It’s easy to feel stuck – a small cog in a big machine.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
Don’t waste your life living someone else’s.
Don’t wait for permission.
Life is too short to do work that doesn’t matter to you.
Want your memoirs to be worth reading?
Make your choices your own. Be brave. Be inquisitive.
Stop using lack of money or experience as an excuse.
You don’t have to risk it all to explore new options.
You owe it to yourself to find work that makes you tick.
Our world is changing. Careers are changing.
Take advantage or keep your head down. You choose.
The winners are building lives on their own terms.
Take small leaps. Meet people. Ask for help. Save. Plan.
Change jobs. Build businesses. Go on BIG adventures.
Start Something You Love. It’s not easy. Push. Sweat.
No one ever changed the world by toeing the line.
You are capable of more than you realise.
This is no dress rehearsal. Make it count.
There will never be a perfect time.
And the first step is often the hardest.
So Stop Dreaming and Start Planning.
Do Something Different!
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Escape the City
http://www.escapethecity.org/

In my life I love you more by John Lennon

“There are places I remember all my life
though some have changed
some forever not for better
some have gone and some remain
all these places have their moments
with lovers and friends I still can recall
some are dead and some are living… in my life I’ve loved them all…
but of all these friends and lovers there is no one compares with you and these memories lose their meaning when i think of love as something you

Though I know I never lose affection for people and things that went before
I know i’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more.”
– John Lennon