Love him or hate him ... I thought this was interesting, hope you do, too!
This should be posted in every school or in kids' bedroom.
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about
eleven (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.
Life is not fair - get used to it!
The world doesn't care about your self-esteem.
The world will expect you to accomplish something
BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
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.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping:
They called it opportunity.
If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault,
so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
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 parents' generation,
try delousing the closet in your own room.
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.
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.
Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually
have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Be nice to nerds.
Chances are you'll end up working for one.
If you can read this, Thank a Teacher.
Life Book 2011
39 common sense tips to make Life more fulfilling and stress-free.
Glass Down and See the Difference
The problems and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. But think about it a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.
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