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Rules by Bill Gates

Love him or hate him,
he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any
age, here's some advice. 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!
If you are reading it in English-Thank a soldier!!

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bill gates ALMOST hit it on the nail.

i was with him up until rule 9. as someone in a masters of education program, working toward geting my initial certification, like hell life is divided into semesters and will be for the rest of my life. as much as he does for education he should know better than to make such a narrow statement.

life can be divided into semesters if thats the path you choose. teachers are people too you know.

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Originally Posted by Cam'ron Giles
Love him or hate him,
he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any
age, here's some advice. 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!
If you are reading it in English-Thank a soldier!!

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"

Last edited by Searchlight; Sep 23rd, 2004 at 04:52 AM.
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