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post #1 of 49 Old 11-03-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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11 things you did not and will not learn in school

I'm not a big fan of him, but boy I agree with every statement!

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~ Bill Gates ~
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.



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..

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
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post #2 of 49 Old 11-03-2011, 12:30 PM
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So true!

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
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post #3 of 49 Old 11-03-2011, 12:35 PM
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I especially love #1!

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post #4 of 49 Old 11-03-2011, 12:41 PM
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love this
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post #5 of 49 Old 11-03-2011, 12:45 PM
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so right on so many levels!!! Haha some of them made me laugh
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post #6 of 49 Old 11-03-2011, 01:28 PM
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My first part time job was at 7 exercising party ponies - $5 a pony.
First full time job at 13 as a nanny - 45 hours a week - $75 a week
At 16 I was a full time waitress - 50 hours a week - $250 a week

I got straight A's, took care of my parents home and meals, rode my horse
4 days a week, and got a partial college scholarship. My reward, a beat up VW
Rabbit and they didn't snuff out my lights when I got onery!

These darn nintendo/FB/ipod kids don't have a CLUE about life! And they think they can
Change the world? Good luck!
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Full time nanny for $75/week? Hope they were your siblings. You could make 4k a month doing that now ;)
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Ahhh I heard #11 all the time in school! Completely agree with all of them though, soo true
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No, a darling little girl, she was 6mos. Old when I started. That was almost 20 years ago! I was a responsible kid but looking back at how young I was those people were CRAZY! I never messed up and cooked better meals for her than her parents! They had tons of money, they bought me saddles for christmas presents etc. Now ONLY MY PARENTS watch my kid, I wouldn't trust most 13 year olds as far as I could toss em!
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Kitten, I think you need to post this over in the Teen Talk section of the BB.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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