Life is not Fair – Get used to it

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with
this! 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 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 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.

If you agree, pass it on.
If you can read this – Thank a teacher!

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