Thursday, April 23, 2009

True Words

I received this in an email. Its so true....plenty to think about. It is so particularly geared to all you wonderful teachers.....what do you think about these Rules?

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they 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 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 agree, pass it on. If you can read this - Thank a teacher!

Most of all Thank A Veteran for keeping our country free so this can be passed on to someone else.

Have a lovely day Judi xoxo

9 comments:

Faye said...

JUDI, AMEN AND AMEN!HAVE A BLESSED DAY! FAYE

Marilyn said...

Very true words!

Smilingsal said...

Teaching senior English was so much fun (for me, anyway!) because I covered everything. Believe it or not, I DID teach these things. I used to tell my students that I taught them "Everything they need to know for life!"

Darlene said...

That is absolutely PERFECT!!! It seems like many kids right out of school expect everything to be handed to them. I have watched a BUNCH of young ones leave over the 13 years I have been with my company. Yes, it is called WORK!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

so true, so true!

imjacobsmom said...

So true. I am not a teacher, but I was the classroom helper Mom and I was shocked at quite a few things that went on at my son's school. ~ Robyn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

GREAT ADVICE! laurie

Heidi Pocketbook said...

BRAVO!!! That pretty much sums it up....

the wild raspberry said...

what a funny list...so much truth there...