Monday, September 6, 2010

What I've Learned (From Bill Gates)


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.

Bill Gates actually said these points in a speech recently and I say, right on Bill! I learned all of these things by the time I was 26 years old. I can only hope that the generations that came after me learn these things too before it's too late!

7 comments:

°º§DƏLLA§º° said...

GOD DONT I KNOW IT! SOME TIMES YOU CANT HELP BUT TO REHASH THE THINGS THAT HAVE PISSED YOU OFF ABOUT PARENTS AND WHAT THEY REALLY DID DO...BUT IT MEANS NOTHING AT THE END OF THE DAY BECAUSE LIFE IS STEADY MOVING ON WITHOUT YOU.

TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE.

Although sometimes, when youre young, its really hard to climb. sometimes you even feel hopeless and it doesnt help when you see those great geeks that discover something like friendbook at 23 and a billionaire. lol

James Perkins said...

Great Advice Keith!

Sunflower said...

So glad you printed this Keith..I want my kids to see this!

Sean said...

You preachin to the choir bruh!

Brenda said...

Amen and Right on!(I know I date myself with those phrases!lol)

Simon Bastion said...

Such a timely message!

Toni said...

Another timely post Keith! Good job!




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