1 Life is not fair, get used to it.生活是不公平的，要去适应它。
2 The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.这世界并不会在意你的自尊。这世界指望你在自我感觉良好之前先要有所成就。
3 You will not make 40 thousand dollar a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.高中刚毕业你不会一年挣4万美元。你不会成为一个公司的副总裁，并拥有一部装有电话的汽车，直到你将此职位和汽车电话都挣到手。
4 If you think your teacher is tough, with till 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.烙牛肉饼并不有损你的尊严。你的祖父母对烙牛肉饼可有不同的定义；他们称它为机遇。
6 If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about our mistakes, learn from them.
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.
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 doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. 你的学校也许已经不再分优等生和劣等生，但生活却仍在做出类似的区分。在某些学校已经废除不及格分，只要你想找到正确答案，学校就会给你无数的机会。这和现实生活中的任何事情没有一点相似之处。
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.
10 Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
11 Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.