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    Default Bill Gates Gives Some Advice...

    This should be posted in all schools and work places



    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 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!



    Kids these days live in a fantasy world,and believe things are handed to them...

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    good for Bill, looks like he's dishing out a bit of 'tough-love' to kids instead of going all (micro)soft on them [/tumbleweed]

    Quote Originally Posted by muffdiver View Post
    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.
    I went to scool in France from age 9-10 and in every class a test was taken once a week, and the results scores were kept like a league table all term, posted up on the wall and the teacher would constantly humiliate the kid in last place. that's too far the other way IMHO

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    I agree with everything that is said but I do not think Gates gave this speech. I have seen this in a e-mail a few times. Once with Gates another with Warren Buffet and someone else who's name escapes me.
    Last edited by OLO; 01.13.09 at 05:25 PM.
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    OLO is right. This speech has been attributed to a few people over the years.
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    Yeah, it's been wrongly attributed to Gates (as well as Kurt Vonnegut), yet it's actually the work of a guy named Charles J. Sykes.

    http://www.snopes.com/language/document/liferule.asp
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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