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Old 06-21-2008, 08:17 AM
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This should be posted in all schools and work places


Love him or hate him, he sure 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 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 em ployers 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 ni c e to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.







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Old 06-21-2008, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: Bill Gates got this one right.....

not gates but still good.....

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Old 06-21-2008, 09:38 AM
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That's great, no matter who said it. Too bad that most will read it and dismiss it as some type of rant. I know when I talk to young folks, I come away feeling dismal at best. Usually, they only engage in speech if they want something. This is not a blanket statement. I know not all are like what I've seen. But they seem to feel entitled somehow. Entitled to always win, always get their way, and always be handed the keys to whatever. I'll not look to younger generations for any help, even when I may be entitled one day. No way I'm going to put myself in that position. I think I'd be left out to dry quickly.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:21 PM
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Bill Gates also sends me money every time I forward an email. It's freakin' awesome.
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Goosedog - 6/21/2008 4:21 PM

Bill Gates also sends me money every time I forward an email. It's freakin' awesome.
How long did it take you to get your money I'm still waiting for mine
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Goosedog - 6/21/2008 4:21 PM

Bill Gates also sends me money every time I forward an email. It's freakin' awesome.
Me too! I thought I was the only one smart enough to read mass forwarded emails and propaganda. Of course, I had to verify it on Wikipedia first.
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KJS - 6/21/2008 5:41 PM

Goosedog - 6/21/2008 4:21 PM

Bill Gates also sends me money every time I forward an email. It's freakin' awesome.
Me too! I thought I was the only one smart enough to read mass forwarded emails and propaganda. Of course, I had to verify it on Wikipedia first.
That first check was the only verification I needed. Freakin' awesome.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:45 PM
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Goosedog - 6/21/2008 5:42 PM

KJS - 6/21/2008 5:41 PM

Goosedog - 6/21/2008 4:21 PM

Bill Gates also sends me money every time I forward an email. It's freakin' awesome.
Me too! I thought I was the only one smart enough to read mass forwarded emails and propaganda. Of course, I had to verify it on Wikipedia first.
That first check was the only verification I needed. Freakin' awesome.
Of course, that was my first instinct when I read your post. However, Wiki always rules the day.
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:51 PM
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iF this was bill gates, He would be pennyless, you learn from your success, not your mistakes!
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:58 AM
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It wasn't Gates, and it's wasted advice.

I've never met a kid who has even heard of one of these "nuggets" of wisdom.
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