I decided one bright and sunny summer day, "I have so many ideas entering and exiting my brain. It would be nice to get views, ideas, and opinions on some of them with others." So here is my attempt to join the world of blogging by setting up a page so we can as simply as the title, "Let's Talk About it with Melissa!
Monday, July 25, 2011
RULES TO LIVE BY FOR THE TEENAGER WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING!
A dear cousin sent these valuable rules. I thought that since teenagers sometimes feel they know "everything" they may need to follow a set of rules them to get them out into the real world. Any thoughts, opinions or suggestions?
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School in Seattle about
eleven (11) things young people 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 doesn't care about your self-esteem.
The world will expect you to accomplish somethingBEFORE 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 company phone, laptop and stock options until you earn them. 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'snot your parents' fault,so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boringas they are now. They got that way from paying your bills,cleaning your clothes and listening to youtalk about how cool you thought you were.
So before you save the rain forestfrom 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 lifeHAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing gradesand they'll give you asMANY TIMES* as you want to get the right answer.
*This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance toANYTHING 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
**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 can read this in English...Thank a Soldier!
And for life and everything else you have...Thank God!