The Real World


Whether you like Bill Gates or not......this is so right.

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 teaching' has created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept sets 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 40 thousand dollars 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.  He doesn't have tenure.

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 are.  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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