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11 Things you won’t Learn in School

This was forwarded to me. This is good.

A speech given by Bill Gates to a high school about eleven things that they did not and will not learn in school:

1. Life is not fair- get used to it.

2. The world won’t care about your self-esteem: the world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

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 till you earn both.

4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity, your grandparents had a different word for it; they called it opportunity.

6. If you mess up, it is not your parents fault so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

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 cloths 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 your own room closet.

8. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they’ve 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.

9. Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summer off and employers aren’t interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

10. Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

11. Be nice to nerds. Chances are you will end up working for one.

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