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post #1 of 18 Old 05-26-2008, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Wise Words - Very Smart Man

I was sent this recently:

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school.

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. [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']
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Very wise words indeed, it isn't just school kids who need to take that advice. Mr Gates is someone who knows what he's talking about.

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I might have a car phone someday? Thanks Mr. Gates! Hehe, I wonder how old this is?

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I agree with all of that. Once you get into the real world, mistakes are not tolerated. How would you like to fly with a pilot that only got 70% of the landings correct?

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I agree with all of that. Once you get into the real world, mistakes are not tolerated. How would you like to fly with a pilot that only got 70% of the landings correct?
"Whoops, lost another one! Oh well."

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I agree with all of that. Once you get into the real world, mistakes are not tolerated. How would you like to fly with a pilot that only got 70% of the landings correct?
70% success rate, at RA&PE we would like to get it as high as 1%

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I've seen that somewhere before. It is very true.

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.-Anatole France
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70% success rate, at RA&PE we would like to get it as high as 1%
I'm talking about airline pilots, not us. We can afford mistakes.

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I'm talking about airline pilots, not us. We can afford mistakes.
That's what you think until someone comes after you with a 12 gauge after you tear their new Mercedes apart.

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I (as a nerd myself ) very very very much like rule number 11
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I (as a nerd myself ) very very very much like rule number 11
It's a good rule. Nerds do indeed rule the world. Brains over Brawn is what seperates us from the apes. Some people don't see it that way.

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Hence all of the violence in the world today.

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It's a good rule. Nerds do indeed rule the world. Brains over Brawn is what seperates us from the apes. Some people don't see it that way.
You should see the movie "Idiocracy"... that paints a very different picture :P
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Lets say it this way

If at first you don't succeed...skydiving probably isn't for you.

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Lets say it this way

If at first you don't succeed...skydiving probably isn't for you.
if at first you don't succeed... fly again ??
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OOOOOOOOOOOOH! MAN I KNEW IT

Al those dorks err I mean nerds err I mean smart A$$ err intelligent class mates that I gave wedgies too...

I'll never get a job

Oh wait they work for me now, free wedgies for all my staff...


On a serious note Mr gates is bang on they don't teach kids this stuff in school but they should

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Life skills in school would be great instead of sending all of these pampered kids out into the world.

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Life skills in school would be great instead of sending all of these pampered kids out into the world.
+1 I agree

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