Bill Gates Speech
true this is...Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on
the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, or anyone
who has ever been a kid, here's some advice Bill Gates recently
dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not
learn in school. He talks about how feel-good politically correct
teachings created a full generation of kids with no concept of
reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real
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 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school.
You won't be a vice-president with a car phone, until you earn
Rule 4: If you think
your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have
Rule 5: Flipping
burgers are 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 parent's fault, so don't white 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, clearning your clothes and
listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save
the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' 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.