Monday, January 30, 2006

I'm Still Alive

HI!!!!!!!!! I've missed you all so much! Thanks for the comments on the previous post, you women are truly amazing! I have so much to catch you up on, including the latest bout with Ex (oh yes, it will get ugly), the wallpaper (from HELL -I forgot to upload the photos before work, so that post will be later), and I'm STILL sick...oh, and lest I forget - THE STONES (DAMN, they rocked!)

Until then, here's a little lesson from Bill Gates for all of our children. This was meant for ALL children, but I think a little more emphasis leans towards OURS.

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-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, butlife 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.


Roni said...

It's not Bill Gates. See

Still some good rules to live by.

And I love SNOPES!

Cheryl said...


Felicity said...

I've seen this b4; printed it out & gave it to Pippy. Still, I'm about to have to set up a meeting with her Italian teacher b/c she's disrespectful in class. Although we as adults can read it and see the sense of it, I doubt that the kids it's intended for can grasp it.

Laura said...

Good points - and I love SNOPES too. Ever since someone sent me that Neiman Marcus cookie recipe that is worth a million dollars...