11Rules For Life

22 04 2009

Bill Gates, founder of the Microsoft empire gave a speech at a California high school. This is the advice he gave to the students:

  1. Life is not fair; get used to it.
  2. The world won’t care about your self esteem.  The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.
  3. You will not make $40,000 a year straight out of school.  You won’t be a company director with a car phone until you earn both.
  4. If you think a teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
  5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.  Your grandparents had a different word for it – opportunity.
  6. If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault.  So don’t whine about your mistakes; learn from them.
  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.
  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 will give you as many chances as you want to get the right answer.  This does not bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.
  9. Life is not divided into terms.  You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you “find yourself”.  Do that on your own time.
  10. Television is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to work.
  11. Be nice to nerds.  Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

I think I might be related to him.

However he missed out one of the biggest and most important pieces of advice anyone can give: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:12-14

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