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Subject: SHOULD BE POSTED IN ALL SCHOOLS:







Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some 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 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.

If you agree, pass it on.
If you can read this - Thank a teacher!
If you are reading it in English -Thank a soldier
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Nice, he really did hit it on the head.
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 That's pretty good. I spent most of my day in a very cold shop fabricating I-beams for a big new building we just started.  MICROSOFT Data Center! So I kinda worked for Bill Gates today, I guess.
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Everybody works for bill in someway or another!!! LOL

Edited by Steelbenz - February/01/2008 at 09:20
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 A great post to wake up the people of this P.C world.  It's funny that this post was not needed 20 years ago. People forget that you alone are responsible for your  failures,and dreams.
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Ain't it the truth!!!!!!!!
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I don't want to step out on the wrong foot here, but Bill Gates did not say this. Check out
I like to check things out at  http://www.snopes.com/ when things just don't add up.
Glen
PS See rule #s 12 13 & 14
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