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Thursday, March 11, 2010

This should be posted in every school.

D23318-3Love  him or hate him, he 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 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 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.
Note sure if this it is true that Bill gates said this but the message is a good one.