Rule 7 --Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, cleaning your room, and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. So before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking 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 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, bears
not 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.
Rule 10 --Television 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.