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11 things Kids did not & will not learn in school:Bill G

Postby Funx3 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:11 pm

Enjoy reading.

This should be posted in every school!

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 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.....

If you agree, pass it on.....
If you don't agree, stick your head in the sand and take a deep breath!
If you can read this -THANK a teacher!

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Postby markfch » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:03 pm

This is cool, Funx. Reality check for a lot of us & also the younger gen :lol:
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Re: 11 things Kids did not & will not learn in school:Bi

Postby DesertWind » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:11 pm

Funx3 wrote: 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.


I like the above 2 sayings best. So true!
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Postby Picolo » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:50 pm

Thanks for the post, Funx3. I think I understand what Rule 2 means for those in the US. Jim Rogers said in a recent parenting talk in Singapore that this is one of the main reasons why he didn't want his daughters to be educated there at this tender age.

Not sure if Bill Gates really said these, though.

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Re: 11 things Kids did not & will not learn in school:Bi

Postby worryfather » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:00 pm

Great post Funx3!!
Helpful for kids and adults too..

Mind to share where you find this?

Thinking to share this in my blog...

Funx3 wrote:Enjoy reading.

This should be posted in every school!

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 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.....

If you agree, pass it on.....
If you don't agree, stick your head in the sand and take a deep breath!
If you can read this -THANK a teacher!

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Re: 11 things Kids did not & will not learn in school:Bi

Postby Funx3 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:57 pm

worryfather wrote:Great post Funx3!!
Helpful for kids and adults too..
Mind to share where you find this?
Thinking to share this in my blog...


Forwarded from a Doctor Friend of Mine in M'sia, Who got it from Another Doctor Friend of His, who got it .....
Too Good to b kept Frozen in my Email Inbox,
So Share with U All!

Glad U Like this !

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Postby Picolo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:58 pm


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Postby Funx3 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:08 am



Thx, Picolo!

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