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Old 06-11-2008, 02:52 AM
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Though we're all old enough to have learned these lessons first hand, pass it on to those who may still need it;



This should be posted in all schools and in your own homes where children will see it every day.



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 sets 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 and 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 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.

If you agree, pass it on.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:32 AM
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What's a "car phone"?
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and be nice to nerds, you may end up being one
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:39 PM
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Some tough love for teens; I like it.
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:55 AM
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Mark,

Isn't that one of those toy 'phones shaped like a car? A bit like Maxwell Smarts Shoe phone
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ahhhh, Maxwell Smart, Get Smart, brings back memories, great time to grow up with those old black and white T.V.
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