Hybrid_From_Hell Posted July 21, 2006 Share Posted July 21, 2006 Love him, or hate him, Bill Gates sure hits the nail on the head with this! To kids of all ages, here is some good advice. Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not, and will not, learn in school. He talks about how the feel good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. 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 it. Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity. Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them. 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 thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try cleaning 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 and 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. 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. If you can read this, thank a teacher! If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier! If you can't read it or don't understand it then you are simply a MORON, or in "New Speak" "Challenged" "ADSL'd" or "Special Needs" whilst there is nothing wrong with this, there is something wrong to make out that there is not a problem with you................ PMSL, hope there are not too may PC readers here Hillbilly eat your heart out Nige Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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