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Monday, February 18, 2008

The 11 Rules of Reality – Mandatory Posting for all Schools

This is supposedly attributed to Bill Gates as part of a speech he gave to a high school recently. I cannot verify that but it matters not. Whomever wrote this hits the nail on the head.

But as the story was given to me, Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high school about things they did not, and will not learn in school. He talked 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. Here are the 11 Rules of Reality:

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 can read this - Thank a teacher!

If you are reading it in English -Thank a Vet!
Spiced Apple Martini
2.5 parts 10 Cane Rum
2 parts Apple Juice
splash of Amaretto
2 pinches of ground cinammon
cinammon/sugar mixture
Cinammon Stick
Shake rum, apple juice, amaretto and ground cinammon over ice till COLD! Strain into chilled martini glass rimmed with cinammon/super fine sugar mix and garnish with a cinammon stick.

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