Bill Gates delievered a speech at a High School and spoke about 11 rules one will never get to learn at school. While some say this is a myth and Bill Gates never said that and that it is an excerpt from a book called "Dumbing Down our Kids" by Charles Sykes, it is nevertheless a mindblowing speech and will definitely make you ponder about life and the real world!
Rule 1 : Life is not fair - simply get used to it!
Rule 2 : The world does not 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 stretch limousine, car or a fancy phone until you earn both.
Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough and a nerd, wait till you get a boss
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not really 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 please don't whine about your mistakes, simply learn from them.
Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents were not as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, picking up all that stuff you so freely threw in your room and still expected to be spankingly clean when you got back from school and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forests from the parasites of your parent's generation, try cleaning up 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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