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Advice from Bill Gates

Whether you like Bill Gates or not...this is pretty cool. Here's some advice Bill Gates recently dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teaching has created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept sets 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 40 thousand dollars a year right out
     of high school. You won't be a vice president with car phone, until you earn both.

     RULE 4
     If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a
     boss. He doesn't have tenure.

     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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