Sunday, October 15, 2006

Bill Gates...

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice. Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, 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.

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.

If you agree, pass it on.
If you can read this - Thank a teacher!
If you are reading it in English - Thank a soldier!!

MY COMMENTS: I totally agree with this. We're raising a bunch of pansies. What happened to good old fashioned honesty? We no longer discipline our children. We're not allowed to spank them. That's child abuse. Beating up your children is not spanking them. There's abuse amd them there's discipline.

I blame this on my generation, the baby boomers and the kids we raised.

REMEMBER the kids of today are our future.


Anonymous said...

good post,
little lamb

bill does try to do some good things via his charitable donations


Little Lamb said...

Thank you, /t., yes he does.

Bird said...

you've been posting quite consistently little lamb. i have to catch up....

Anonymous said...

Rule 1. Life is not fair. I couldn't agree more. Especially for someone like Bill Gates who took someone else's idea, sold it as his own to IBM and became the richest guy in the world in the process.
There must be a moral to this story.

Little Lamb said...

Bird, when I starting this blogging thin, I only posted every so often. I stopped for quite sometime. But before I stopped someone told me they post everyday, so I took that up. I don't know how long I'll be posting everyday.

Lex, no life isn't fair. How do you know Bill Gates took someone else's idea?

puerileuwaite said...

Lamby, I've seen this speech before. It IS a GREAT speech. All of this political correctness B.S. does not prepare kids for the adult world.

This is why, as a public service, I beat the crap out of kids anytime, anywhere I see inappropriate behavior. They need to be tough and battle-hardened, the pansies.

Good post!

Little Lamb said...

Pug, don't abuse, but give discipline. There's a HUGE difference.

Anonymous said...

Lamb, I'm not making this up about BG. It's well documented. Further, GUI was created by Apple and Bill copied it and called it Windows, the mouse was invented by someone at Xerox, taken up by Apple and finally copied by MS, spreadsheets were created by a Professor who never got paid a cent for his efforts, Explorer was only developed as a response to Netscape and its success. MS was very slow in appreciating the potential of the net. In fact MS leads by being a follower of trends. I feel I must say this after thinking for many years I would defect to Apple but instead I bought a PC again. I really should kick myself hard.

Little Lamb said...

Wow! Lex, I didn't know that. How could he get away with it?

Anonymous said...

Lamby, that's a great post. Kids need to hear stuff like that.

My wife is a teacher (8th grade), and all her students think their life should be catered and nothing is their fault. I'm going to make her aware of this post...she may want to print it out and post it in her room for the brats, er, kids, to read.

Little Lamb said...

I think that's great she would let her students know how real life is.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

I like being spanked.

Little Lamb said...

Well come over here and let me spank you.