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    Rules for Life : By Bill Gates


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    Rules for Life : By Bill Gates

    Post by Invictus on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:34 pm

    ----------Whether you like Bill Gates or not...this is pretty
    cool. Here's some advice Bill Gates recently dished out
    at a high school speech about 11 things they did not
    learn in school. He talks about how feel-good,
    politically correct teaching has created a full
    generation of kids with no concept of reality and how
    this concept sets them up for failure in the real

    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
    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 burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
    grandparents had a different word for burger flipping
    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 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


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