Fwd: Bill Gates to High School students
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From: "Gerald S. Samson"
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Subject: Bill Gates to High School students
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 19:34:28 -0400
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This was sent to me by Dennis Connolly
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this
anyone with kids of any age, or anyone who has ever been a kid, here's
advice Bill Gates dished out recently at a high school speech about
things they don't teach in school. He talks about how feel-good,
correct teachings have created a generation of kids with no concept
reality, and how this concept set them up for failure in the real
> Rule 1: Life is not fair...get used to it.
> Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will
> you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about
> Rule 3: You will NOT make $40,000/year right out of high school. You
> be a vice-president with a cell-phone, until you earn both.
> Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a
> doesn't have tenure.
> Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
> a word for flipping burgers-they called it opportunity.
> Rule 6: If you mess up it's not your parents fault, so don't whine
> your mistakes, learn from them.
> Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they
> now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your
> listening to how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest
> parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in
> Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but
> hasn't. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and
> you as many times as you want to get the answer right. This doesn't
> the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
> Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers
> Christmas break off, and very few employers are interested in
> find yourself. Do that on you own time.
> Rule 10. Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually
> leave the coffee shop and go to work.
> Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for
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