Friday, April 3, 2015

Words of Wisdom from Bill Gates. (A must read)


A quote from ~ Bill Gates ~

This should be posted on every wall so that kids all over the world can read and digest these wise words.

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 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 doesn'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, 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 can read this...thank a Teacher.
If you can read this in English...thank a Soldier!
And for life and everything else you have...thank God!
Now....think about this and smile if you agree and please pass this on....
If you don't agree, go stick your head in the SAND and take a DEEP BREATH!

If you agree, like and pass this on because everyone should read this!

9 comments:

calixx22 said...


This is a very good advise for us young ones.

calixx22 said...

Thank you very very much. Very great advise for us young ones.

BARBARA STEVENSON said...

Passing this on! Thanks for posting :)

Anonymous said...

Paying attention in reading, writing and math - works along with all that "advice". (not advise)

Unknown said...

I live in Washington and have my entire life I am 68 years young, I love love love Bill Gates, his foundation, Microsoft, his family, his philanthropic view he is spot on with his wisdom and knowledge, he is also very down to earth caring and compassionate we are all very blessed! I met him briefly one day at Microsoft, I was working for Alpac Pepsi-Cola I was doing a pop inventory for his many buildings:)! Thank you and now I will post this

Karen Minahan said...

I live in Washington and have my entire life I am 68 years young, I love love love Bill Gates, his foundation, Microsoft, his family, his philanthropic view he is spot on with his wisdom and knowledge, he is also very down to earth caring and compassionate we are all very blessed! I met him briefly one day at Microsoft, I was working for Alpac Pepsi-Cola I was doing a pop inventory for his many buildings:)! Thank you and now I will post this

Robert Cox said...

No, the above-cited list of "Rules Kids Won't Learn in School" didn't originate with former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. (It's often cited on the Internet as having come from his book Business @ The Speed of Thought, but it didn't.) Why it has frequently been attributed to him is a mystery to us, as it doesn't sound at all like something he would write. Possibly it's because the item that typically ends the Internet-circulated version of the list ("Be nice to nerds") struck a chord with someone who views Gates as the ultimate successful nerd of all time. .......This list is the work of Charles J. Sykes, author of the 1996 book Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, Or Add

Winner Gonzalez said...

If young people would just take a moment to thank - their parents - instead of complaining about them then they will realize that they are who they are because of their parents who: gave them a room, clothes, food, care, supervision, had them, nourished them, drove them everywhere as needed, stressed for them (avoiding you the children to notice)...then you will end up mre GRATEFUL about your parents.

Anonymous said...

Advice