Memorable and very applicable speech by Bill Gates

Bill Gates recently gave a hard-hitting speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school.  He spoke about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of how things really work in the real world!

Rule No. 1:                Life is not fair…get used to it!


Rule No. 2:                The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem.  The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.


Rule No. 3:                You will not make $60 000 a year right out of school. You won’t be vice-president with a car phone, until you earn both.


Rule No. 4:                If you think your teacher is tough…wait till you meet your boss.


Rule No. 5:                Working at McDonalds is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping…they called it opportunity.


Rule No. 6:                If you mess up, it is not your parent’s fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.


Rule No. 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 of your own room.


Rule No. 8:                Your school may have done away with winner and losers, but life has not.  In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they will give you as many times as you want to get the right answer.  This doesn’t bear the slight resemblance to anything out there in the real world.


Rule No. 9:                Life is not divided into semesters or terms.  You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself!  Do that on your own time.


Rule No. 10:              Television is not real life.  In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to work.


Rule No. 11:              Be nice to nerds.  Chances are you’ll end up working for one.


Lastly, if you can read this, thank a teacher!



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