Love him or hate him

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Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! 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 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 yourself.

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 till 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 parent’s 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 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.

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8 Responses to Love him or hate him

  1. SKL says:

    Such wisdom is timeless, but have teens ever been able to actually listen to it?

    Lots of teens do the right thing, but I can’t figure out what makes one teen go down a smart path while another messes up his life. If anyone knows the answer, email it to me! I’m gonna need it!

  2. Laura says:

    Methinks you should send THIS post to Miss Candi… she could learn a few things from it…

  3. LVISS says:

    HE IS VERY POPULAR IN OUR COUNTRY
    THE LAST ONE TAKES THE WHOLE BAKERY NOT JUST THE CAKE.
    I HAVE WORKED UNDER A PERSON WHO JOINED THE SAME INSTITUTION AFTER ME. I HAVE NO REGRET.U GET WHAT U DESERVE. THIS IS LIFE . TAKE IT AND DO NOT LEAVE IT.

  4. javajunkee says:

    I can’t really say if I love him or hate him..don’t have a feeling either way but I LOVE everything he had to say here and I think I will print it off and hand it out to a couple of people I know 🙂

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