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RE: [SLE] Giving credit where credit is due.
  • From: "John" <john@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 20:54:45 +0100
  • Message-id: <LPBBKPAICKJBFIBNNPJECEFFDNAA.john@xxxxxxxx>

I remember reading this list last year, without Bill Gates name attached to

I actually disagree with some of the points too. There ARE people in the
work place who have a heart and ARE interested in your personal development.
They aren't in the majority, but they exist, and if more people were like
that the world would be a happier place.

I would also like to add another one to that list.

RULE #12 We don't view the world the way it is, we see it as we are.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf
Of Fred A. Miller
Sent: 30 May 2001 19:18
To: fm@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [SLE] Giving credit where credit is due.

For once he actually makes sense!

Bill Gates recently spoke at a high school.
For any of you who are teaching or raising
kids, of any age, here's some advice Bill Gates
recently dished out at a high school regarding
11 things they did not learn in school. He
talked about how feel-good, politically
correct teaching created a full generation
of kids with no concept of reality and how
this concept set them up for failure in the
real world.

Life is NOT fair - get used to it.

The world won't care about your self esteem.
The world will expect you to accomplish
something BEFORE you feel-good about yourself.

You will NOT make $40,000 a year right
out of high school. You won't be vice
president with a car phone until you earn both.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait
till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

If you mess up, it's not your parents'
fault, so don't whine about your mistakes,
learn from them.

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
Your grandparents had a different word for
burger flipping - they called it opportunity.

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 are. So, before you save the
rain forest from the parasites of your
parent's generation, try delousing the closet
in your own room.

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.

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.

----/ / _ Fred A. Miller
---/ / (_)__ __ ____ __ Systems Administrator
--/ /__/ / _ \/ // /\ \/ / Cornell Univ. Press Services
-/____/_/_//_/\_,_/ /_/\_\ fm@xxxxxxxxxxx

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