~Bill Gates~

This should be posted in  every school or kid's bedroom. 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  eleven  (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 doesn'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. 

If you can read this...  Thank a Teacher. If you can read this in  English... Thank a  Soldier! And for life and everything  else you have... Thank God!! Now.... think about this and smile  if you agree and pass it on...
In God We  Trust

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Comfortably Anonymous
7/12/2011 8:10:40 PM
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