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#126216 - 02/07/04 05:19 PM I really liked this (got it in an email)
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Registered: 04/13/02
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Loc: Wyoming
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice Bill Gates recently gave in a speech at a High School in Visalia, CA 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.


LOL.....how true........
James

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#126217 - 02/08/04 12:54 PM Re: I really liked this (got it in an email)
Mike Church Offline
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Absolutely the truth.

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#126218 - 02/09/04 01:25 AM Re: I really liked this (got it in an email)
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Hey James - Thanks for sharing!! The points are true and wise!!

Thanks! Howard

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#126219 - 02/09/04 02:05 AM Re: I really liked this (got it in an email)
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Registered: 02/08/03
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Loc: St. Charles, Illinois
James,

Thank you for posting Gates' wise words. I'm printing them out for my daughter who is due to graduate from high school this year.

Mary

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#126220 - 02/09/04 08:05 PM Re: I really liked this (got it in an email)
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So that's how Bill made his $$$$$$$...

He's not as stupid as he's made out to be :rolleyes:

Dave

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#126221 - 02/21/04 07:15 PM Re: I really liked this (got it in an email)
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I would like very much to be walking right behind him when he refuses to bend over! Maybe I will have to just 'shadow' the man for a living!

leosha

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#126222 - 02/21/04 08:05 PM Re: I really liked this (got it in an email)
outis Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
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Loc: Maryland USA
Quote:
his time is so valuable that if he saw a $100 bill on the ground, he would actually lose money if he took the time to bend over and pick it up!
I just spent an hour watching cartoons on TV with my four year old son. That's valuable time.

Thanks,

Joe

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