Words of Advice from Bill Gates: |
Life is wonderful, but it is also challenging at times. Bill Gates is one of the most successful businessman in history. He recently gave the following advice to a group of students about 11 things they may not learn in school. He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality. This concept will set them up for failure in the real world. We want all of you to be very successful, so consider some of his words:
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 thousand dollars 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. He doesn't have tenure.
Rule 5:Flipping burger 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 now are. 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
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 9ife 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.