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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How to Grow the Fuck up

I thought this was funny and true...leave it to Bill gates to know everything.

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 expects 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, and you won't be a vice-president with a company car 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.
( it a character building experience. My college roommate came from a very afluent well to do old money family and you know what his first jobs was? Working at Mc.Donalds.)

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 work.
(really? You mean friends is not an accurate representation of real life...actaully no reality tv. is an accurate representation of real life...except maybe for COPS.)

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll be working for one someday. (very good advice indeed.)
-Bill Gates


At 7:56 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

this is excellent! I have a 17 y/o daughter, she needs to read


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