Just reminds me how different americans are to europeans. Also, I don't
think that's a world I've ever lived in, and I don't believe you have to
just accept Bill's standard american worldview.
----- Original Message -----
From: Liza Sabater-Napier <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Mark Napier <email@example.com
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 2:06 PM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: If Bill gates wrote this, he IS a genius ...
> Sometimes these things are apocryphal but this list of rules is so good
> everyone should keep it around ...
> >Bill Gates' Speech to MT. Whitney High School in Visalia California.
> >Worthwhile reading for anyone. Love him or hate him, he sure hits the
> >on the head with this!
> >To anyone with kids of any age, or anyone who has ever been a kid, here's
> >some advice Bill Gates recently dished out at a high school speech about
> >thing they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how
> >feel-good,politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with
> >concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the
> >Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it
> >Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will
> >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. You
> >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
> >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
> >your mistakes, learn from them.
> >Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are
> >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 parents' generation, try delousing the
> >closet in your own room.
> >Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life
> >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
> >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
> >your own time.
> >Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have
> >leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
> >Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
> + ploys'r'us
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