Bill Gates Speech – *This should be posted in all schools and work places.*‏

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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.

R ule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!

R ule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFO R E you feel good about yourself.

R ule 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.

R ule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

R ule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

R ule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

R ule 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 parents’ generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

R ule 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.

R ule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOU R SELF. Do that on your own time.

R ule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

R ule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

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  1. dear sir,
    I want to thank you so very much for the speech you gave to the children. This hits home in oh so many ways. For years I’ve been saying that we as a country are going to politically correct our selves out of existance and have been laughed at. They are not laughing at me now, especially since their children are now teenagers. I pass this letter to everyone who has kids, and if allowed – lol – to the kids whenever possible even if I have to read it to them. I consider this letter to be one of the most important documents of this era! I am currently, limited-disabled and yet there is not one weed in my yard etc… ! I have realized that when they see an example, they start to act. Now my neighbors children keep their yard clean as well. We all learn from example and are a product of our own environment. My father died in Vietnam and my mother raised four boys on her own! There was no winning in our house, you got it done.
    I always to this day, thank my mother for a job well done and I’m 46 years old sir! I will pass this “important document” out until the day I die. Thank you very much for your service to this great country! sincerely, Alan Hale

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