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Thread: Bill Gates gives a speech to high school students.

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    Bill Gates gives a speech to high school students.

    I received this last week and thought I should share with you.

    To anyone with kids here's my advise. Bill Gates gave a speech to high
    school students about 11 things they would not learn in school. He talked
    about feel-good, politically-correct teachings having created a generation
    of kids with no concept of reality and how this sets them up for failure in
    the real world. Love him or hate him here is what he had to say:

    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 youe feel good about yourself.

    Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000.00 a year right out of high school. You
    won't be vice president with a car phone until you earn both.

    Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait til 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 parents' generation, try
    delousing the closet in your own room.

    Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life
    NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give
    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. :victory:
    If you use your Mind, Body and Spirit together, you can accomplish anything. If you believe it, you can achieve it!
    Criss Angel
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    i wish i had a nickel for every time i have seen this in my inbox

    but it IS true
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    "The more I play, I think the better I'm going to get," the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback said. "It's all timing. When we get it down, this team is going to be like a wild fire." ~ Daunte
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHANTASTIC 13
    Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
    Heh, awesome.
    You mustn't think dirty thoughts!
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