Thursday, 31 October 2013


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 doesn'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

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment