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BILL GATES' SPEECH

BILL GATES' SPEECH TO MT. WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL in Visalia, California.

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

To anyone! with kids of any age, here's some advice. 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 has created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept sets 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, 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.

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Sounds like one of my high school teachers. :-)

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Junior Business Training. I can see him now ......

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(NT) (NT) He does get a lot of things right. I guess that's exper

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I think he gives that speech, or one very similiar, to every high school graduation he has managed to attend.
Seems like I read it some time ago, but thanks for bringing it back.

JR

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Opps.....Just checked with Snopes...

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LOL, it still sounds good!

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Everything said in that piece is true.

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Didn't sound like Gates' tone to me. He's not the "tough love" type, at least not that I've seen. I also got suspicious when he made reference to car phones. Do people even use those things anymore?

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(NT) (NT) Shades of Dan Rather! Taken in by a forgery.

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(NT) (NT) LOL...Dan is originally from Houston...near DaveK ;-)

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(NT) (NT) Re: that's circulated for years ;)

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Hi Dale. Haven't seen you here in a long time.

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What's keeping you busy? How is the forum coming along?

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Re: Hi Dale. Haven't seen you here in a long time.

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Working a lot right now. As the company is closing we are running short of staff, specially overnight. I'm at work as I write this, since they now allow access to lawful sites... which is checked in the network logs, as one guy learned when he got fired last week for visiting porn.

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Too bad the job is going down the drain, Dale, I know how happy you were to be back to work. I hope you find another position soon.

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(NT) (NT) Hi Dale, nice to "see" you again!

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(NT) (NT) Seems u have circulated for years as well!

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(NT) (NT) Yes it's an oldies but a goodie-just cleaning email

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(NT) (NT) Peter, the truth will set you free...to install SP2

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(NT) (NT) NO i wont - No i wont - and you cant make me

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Excellent advise that should be sent to all teenagers and even to parents still raising their kids.

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