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Bill Gates' Rules

rainbow
August 27th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Bill Gates Rules For Life


For the teenager who "knows it all"....we were all there once upon a time!!!....


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 or get off the couch and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

JoshLauraMcGirr
August 27th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Thanks, I'm forwarding that to my 19 year old brother who just graduated from high school.... and thinks he knows it all, and refuses to get a job that pays minimum wage (even though he has absolutely no experience), and thinks that $ grows on trees and he can move out on his own for free.

He'll love getting this, lol
-Laura

Prin
August 27th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off I disagree with that one... You can get months off- you just won't be too happy about it and they're usually in the winter...:D

rainbow
August 27th, 2006, 05:28 PM
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Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off


I disagree with that one... You can get months off- you just won't be too happy about it and they're usually in the winter...:D

In school you get the summer off. What kind of job lets you have months off in the summer? :p

dtbmnec
August 27th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Bill Gates Rules For Life


For the teenager who "knows it all"....we were all there once upon a time!!!....


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 or get off the couch and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

I read those once before...Maybe I need to poster it...it IS actually good advice...

Megan

Prin
August 27th, 2006, 06:15 PM
In school you get the summer off. What kind of job lets you have months off in the summer? :p
Some teaching jobs, and construction jobs make you take the winter off.:shrug:

Skryker
August 27th, 2006, 06:26 PM
Some teaching jobs, and construction jobs make you take the winter off.:shrug:

Or you work for a place with "seasonal slow-downs" which translates to "temporary lay-offs" (which equals little to no pay).

rainbow
August 27th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Oh, I forgot about the teachers. They do get most of the summer off but not as much as the kids. :o

Construction jobs in B.C. go year round...must be the good climate out here. ;)

Right now the hubby is working construction in Fort McMurray AB. They work up there year round too, even when it's 40+ below with the wind blowing on top of that so more like 50-60 below. :eek: They do get time off every year between Xmas and New Years though. :D