Jump to content
TEAM SHELBY FORUM

Bill Gates Commencement Speech - You need to read this.


Recommended Posts

I would not have expected this from Bill Gates, but I sure am glad he said it.....

 

Bill Gates recently gave a Commencement 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 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 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.

 

If you agree, pass it on.

If you can read this - Thank a teacher!

If you are reading it in English - Thank a soldier!!

Edited by Z-man
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bill Gates did not say any of this; the list is from Charles J. Sykes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/schoolrules.asp

 

While Bill Gates did not say it, the words still ring true. When you look at the snopes article, note the "missing" three rules, 12, 13, and 14. A very worthwhile read.

 

Jim

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bill Gates did not say any of this; the list is from Charles J. Sykes: http://www.snopes.co...schoolrules.asp

 

While Bill Gates did not say it, the words still ring true. When you look at the snopes article, note the "missing" three rules, 12, 13, and 14. A very worthwhile read.

 

Jim

 

 

Hmmmm......just shows you how accurate everything on the Internet (or in this case, Facebook) is.

 

I attempted to cut/paste some additional info from snopes into this post, but it won't let me do it. Must be a 'copyright' issue.

 

Still a good read though, and if you read the snopes page, they can't imagine Bill gates saying this either, which makes them wonder why it has been attributed to him so frequently.

 

Z-man

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmmmm......just shows you how accurate everything on the Internet (or in this case, Facebook) is.

 

Z-man

 

 

BUT WAIT...................They can't put ANYTHING on the Internet that isn't True.............................................can they?

 

 

 

 

:hysterical2:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...
...