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.