Real Life Truths.....

  1. >
    > > Subject: The Real World
    > >
    > > > BILL GATES' SPEECH TO MT. WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL in 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 -- 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 are. 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.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
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    > >
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Lausana
    Good one...bet that's not what the kids were expecting to hear :chuckle
  4. by   cwazycwissyRN
    yup, hit the nail on the head
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yeppers!
  6. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Furball
    >

    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.
    oh yah, this is my favorite !

    Thanks Furball !
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    Love it!! Gotta copy it for my 13-year-old....
  8. by   Hidi74
    originally posted by furball
    >


    > > > rule 11: be nice to nerds. chances are you'll end up working for one.
    > >
    >
    yeah be nice to the nerds....they end up being the rich .....hot, guy w/ the bmw and the supermodel wife .....
  9. by   NurseShell
    originally posted by hidi74
    yeah be nice to the nerds....they end up being the rich .....hot, guy w/ the bmw and the supermodel wife .....
    goodness, it sounds like you are speaking from experience?!
  10. by   Hidi74
    OH yes....saw the class nerd at a wedding a year or so ago and I was in lala land for an hour before I even knew who he was.....man oh man......he was freakin HOT!!!!! contacts, haircut,.......M M M .... All I could do was stare!
  11. by   NurseShell
    Same thing happened at my last reunion...a group of us stared at this poor guy for hours...couldn't figure out who the heck he was...then someone got close enough to read his name tag! We about passed out! Total GQ!!! Drop-dead gorgeous! He was totally nerdy in school.

    Oh, and we had a major "geek" that everyone made fun of all the time - he was on the "golf" team (this was new team at the time) and wore "golfer" clothes all the time...I like him and actually made friends with him early on...felt so bad when I heard people "dis" him...told them to stop...he didn't need my help - he showed them all by himself...if you follow golf you'd know him...Phil Mickelson - still kinda "nerdy" but rich and has a knockout for a wife!!

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