Here is an excerpt from MicroSoft Owner "Bill Gates" speech to Students of
High School in California, USA. This is worthwhile reading specially youths
of all ages to learn about 11 rules they did not & will not learn in school.
Rule 1) Life is not fair >>> Get used to it.
Rule 2) The world won't care about your self-esteem & will e xpect you
to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3 You will NOT make $40,000 a year - right out of high school &
won't be a vise-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 parent's fault, so don't whine
about your mistakes and 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 &
listening to you talk about how cool you are. 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 & Losers, but life
has not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades & 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 & go to work.
Rule 11) Be nice to nerds, Chances are you'll end up working for one.
By Bill Gates.