December 27, 2006

Bill Gates' High School Speech!!!

A few months ago I read an article about Bill Gates' speech to high school kids about rules of life in Deccan Chronicle . I also cut out the article and had it with me (even though i am against his business ideas) till the last days in VIT hostel. Here is the extract of the great speech:

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 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with car phone, until you earn both.

RULE 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
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 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 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.

But all this is a rumor! Bill Gates never delivered this speech! Recently my friend send my this link that says it all. But the trouble is this was published in a newspaper!!! Many of you would agree that Deccan Chronicle is gossip paper but see how media have diverted from its real goal. The goal to spread the right information!

1 comment :

Gary Plummer said...

Sorry but it wasn't first published in a newspaper either:

It was in fact:
Charles Sykes It's an excerpt from the book "Dumbing Down our Kids".

Pretty good advice all the same!
Best regards

Gary, Australia.