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    Bill Gatesí 2004 High School Address

    I especially like Rule #8.

    Rule 1
    Life is not fair ó get used to it!

    Rule 2
    The world wonít 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 wonít 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 ó they called it opportunity.

    Rule 6
    If you mess up, itís not your parentsí fault, so donít whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

    Rule 7
    Before you were born, your parents werenít 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 parentís 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 theyíll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesnít bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

    Rule 9
    Life is not divided into semesters. You donít 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 youíll end up working for one.
    Charlie

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    To bad the kids now a days can't figure that out, along with the Liberals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieK View Post
    I especially like Rule #8.

    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.
    Busted by Snopes. snopes.com: Some Rules Kids Won't Learn in School It's real, just not from Gates. The last 3 rules 12, 13 and 14 are pretty good but often omitted.

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    Also on the "too bad" list, even if Gates did not originally produce the discussion items listed, is how he became such a raging lib.
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuts40 View Post
    Also on the "too bad" list, even if Gates did not originally produce the discussion items listed, is how he became such a raging lib.
    I was wondering about that too, but then come to think of it, in his business he must "need" some connections to the corrupts-whoever-administration to ease his company being sued left and right and yet be on the winning side. Strategy?
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
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