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Old 16-02-2013, 22:30
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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 doesn'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, itís 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.
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Can relate to No.7 and it's not just the closet but the whole dam room.......
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And if Bill Gates has said all this then you know it's fact.A very clever man Bill Gates I wish i had just a little bit of his foresight.
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I wish i had just a little bit of his foresight.
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i wish that was on a poster......
i would definitely buy one and put it in a prominent place...

funny how some people are so positive...

whilst others are so negative....

my parents always said to me..... there is no such word as 'cant'....
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I just loved it and thought it was a great thing to share on here
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And if Bill Gates has said all this then you know it's fact.A very clever man Bill Gates I wish i had just a little bit of his foresight.
I agree. Times have not improved in preparing children for the realities of life. I'm pleased with how my three have turned out though, and now hope the same for my grandchildren.
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Unfortunately, Bill Gates is dead on, with his reckoning. We all start to learn about life, when we first start work (yup, i'm a boring parent too), lol.

2/3rds of my sons, learnt from us, their parents, and the other still has his head stuck up where the sun don't shine. Fortunately, he's now off the "watch with caution" list. Hopefully, some of today's children will make their parents proud, and will then go on to shine.
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