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11-21-06, 04:56 PM #1CopsRCool302 Guest
This should be posted in all schools.
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 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 can read this - Thank a teacher!
If you are reading it in English -Thank a soldier! ?
11-21-06, 05:08 PM #2
11-21-06, 05:16 PM #3
I had to memorize those for my crim class.There’s a promise I need you to make
While I’m gone you take care of the love
And I’ll deal with the hate.
Don’t worry about me; I’ll be all right
Just care for your children and sleep tight
I’ll keep you safe on my watch tonight
On My Watch Tonight - Mike Corrado
11-21-06, 05:59 PM #4
My teacher gave us all a copy of that on the first day of schoolFormer member of the LNC
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11-21-06, 06:36 PM #5
Damn that just blew my whole life apart. Im devestated.......what do I do now???"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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11-21-06, 07:58 PM #6
I STILL dislike Gates. These are actually by Charles J. Sykes, author of the book Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, Or Add. And it omits the last three rules. Personally, I think it should say that being a bit skeptical is a good thing, too.
Rule No. 12: Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you're out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for "expressing yourself" with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.
Rule No. 13: You are not immortal. (See Rule No. 12.) If you are under the impression that living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse is romantic, you obviously haven't seen one of your peers at room temperature lately.
Rule No. 14: Enjoy this while you can. Sure parents are a pain, school's a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you'll realize how wonderful it was to be a kid. Maybe you should start now. You're welcome.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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11-21-06, 08:03 PM #7
You beat me to it, Ducky.
I love snopes.com.
11-21-06, 08:03 PM #8
Never seen it before, but I like it. Thanks, home boy. You always seem to amaze me. RIP Officer Pratt!
11-21-06, 08:04 PM #9BEEN THERE BUT NOT EVERYWHERE
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11-24-06, 12:20 PM #10CopsRCool302 Guest
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