15 October 2009

bill gates

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 yourself-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

13 comments:

Mummy to QiQi said...

how true hor...

wenn said...

ya..be nice to nerds..

Cynthia said...

yup.. I agree! that's why he is earning the big bucks now!

LittleLamb said...

There is no free lunch in this world...Work hard, earn our money! :(

Tekkaus said...

War...he gave these speech? :p Quite er...good huh! So we should pay attention to those nerds right now.

Mummy Gwen said...

Haha...the last rule is really funny. :P

Merryn said...

I married a nerd and ended up working for his SON leh..

Ann said...

Good advice....but not easy to teach.

Fussy mum said...

very interesting read :)

eugene said...

hahaha,,, i hope you can email this piece to me,,, than i will talk to my sons about it,,, cos it is from Bill Gates,, there is really something to be learnt here,,,hhahahah

Life is not fair, get used to it,, sure a nicest one

Lybil said...

Yeah, true.. especially the last one :)

andrewjune said...

nerds...i thk there is some "nerd-ess" in everyone of us, no?
so the point is, no matter nerds or non-nerds, we hv to be nice to each other!

little prince's mummy said...

Totally agree with ur rules.. :)