11 Rules from Bill Gates

Good Evening everyone, here’s another one of my favourite emails.

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. Love him or
hate him, he sure hit the nail on the head with this.

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 parent’s
fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t
as boring as they now are. 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
your parents generation created, 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
does not 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’re not in jail or on the street – thank your parents.

Straight From The Heart

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