true or not, you be the judge

got this from a friend – and if it’s true, cool – if not, the points are still valid.

and i quote “

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

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.

” end quote.