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    Parent DirectoryBill Gates Speech


    To anyone with kids of any age, or anyone who has ever been a kid, here's some advice Bill Gates recently dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. Bill Gates tells it how it really is and how it reflects on the future reality that will come in their lives. Bill Gates should be applauded on this "Hitting-em'between-the-eyes" approach. The following is taken from a recent speech that Bill Gates gave to the students at Mount Whitney High School in Visalia, California. It is profound and pointed as to what reality today's graduating seniors must face and not the world of fantasy that that has been ingrained in the susceptible and plastic minds of today's youth in many of the nation's schools. For the older generation it is worthwhile reading. For today's young generation it is worthwhile believing. Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! Bill Gates 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. This could be called "The Bill Gates Doctrine of Future Reality".


    As Bill Gates professed it:

  • 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 $40,000 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 are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' 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 and they'll be your boss.





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