Bills Gates Speech

 

BILL Gates’ SPEECH TO MT. WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL,Visalia, California.

Worthwhile reading for anyone. Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, or anyone who has ever been a kid, here’s some advice Bill Gates ¬† recently dished out at a high¬† school speech 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 Рget 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 $40,000 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 are. So¬†before you save the rain forest from the parasites of ur parents’¬†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.

 

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