Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Eleven Rules of Life-Fiction - Straight from the Concentrate

Bill Gates's Speech to Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia - You'd never know how true his speech was until you get out of school and earn dimes on your own!

Bill thinks how feel-good, politically correct teachings have indeed created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept sets them up for failure in the real world. I could not agree more!

11 Things Kid Will Not Learn in School

  1. Life is not fair - get used to it!
  2. The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.
  3. You will not make $40,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a VP with a car phone until you earn both.
  4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
  5. Flipping burgers is not beneath our dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping - they called it opportunity.
  6. If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault. So don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
  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 talking about how cool you are. So before you solve the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
  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 answers. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.
  9. Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employees are interested in helping you to find yourself. Do that on your time.
  10. Television is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shops and go to jobs.
  11. Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

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