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Bill Gates High School Speech
17-05-2006, 08:50 AM (This post was last modified: 17-05-2006 08:53 AM by Patsy.)
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Bill Gates High School Speech

"Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.

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."

>> 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 $60,000 a year right out of high school.
>> You won't be a vice-p resident 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 thought you
>> were. 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 one.
>>
I guess he didn't get where is he today by being PC did he?

God bless him!
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17-05-2006, 08:57 AM
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God bless him indeed!

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17-05-2006, 09:34 AM
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Nice one Bill - took me 'til age 40 to figure all that out though!!:nerd:

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17-05-2006, 10:31 AM
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Yep, I reckon he's about spot on.

"You can put lipstick on a pig...but it's still a pig!!!"
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17-05-2006, 12:56 PM
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Good set of rules... but not authored by Bill Gates, I believe.

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17-05-2006, 01:01 PM
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Doesn't sound like Bill, but then the richest guy in the world is going to hire the best speech writers isn't he.

All credit for doing it that way too.
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17-05-2006, 01:05 PM
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It sounds along the same lines as that peom we used to read out at assembly every morning in school....'The Desiderata'. ...'Go placidly among the noise and haste......blah blah.
Hated it at the time, but I have fond memoirs of it now.

'Come away, oh human child, to the waters and the wild.With a fairy hand in hand...for the world is more full of weeping than you will understand.........'
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17-05-2006, 02:57 PM
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Whoever wrote it the words make sense and the kids might have taken more notice of them being delivered by Bill Gates.
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18-05-2006, 12:33 AM
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I've seen that before and printed it off to leave around for some people to 'chance' upon. I've got a funny one at work...I'll post it tomorrow.

I guess I'm Cornish...:unsure:
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