> 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!