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Old 07-16-2008, 08:34 AM   #1
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The Children of Today

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. I have seen alot of what he talks about in family members and friends kids and I have to agree with him.

Bill Gates said it ,
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.

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Old 07-16-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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This is why my kids think I'm evil.
I think I'm proud to be evil!
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Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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We are supposed to be preparing our children for life in the real world.
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lol... Love #11...only it should say

Be nice to nerds...you may end up being married to one!
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:00 AM   #5
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I love this and am sending a copy to my children, now grown. I raised them with these "rules for life". Wow, Bill and I think alike!
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:41 AM   #6
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For the record, Bill Gates had nothing to do with this.

Still good advice, though.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:27 AM   #7
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thanks Jenny, It was sent to me under bill gates, who ever thought thanks to them
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