John Hawkins has a list of suggestions, often similar to my own set of personal laws. What would you add to the list?
HT: Dr. Helen
UPDATE: I think that I'll add some of my own, as I still have a few minutes left on my lunch break:
1. When you move out on your own, invest in a basic set of tools: hammer, screwdrivers, and box-end wrenches, both English and metric.
2. Keep a minimum $2,000 reserve in your bank account at all times.
3. Go to work. Drop trou, bend over, get used to it. Note: you can often choose who you're bending over for, and some pay better than others.
4. Be prepared to move anywhere in the country to find a job.
5. You will not meet and loose the love of your life before the age of 25.
6. You have more options than you think that you do.
7. No one has a right to abuse you, and you have no duty to suffer abuse from anyone.