This was forwarded to me by a great friend, Dave Kortes. I don't actually think that Bill Gates gave this speech but someone should as hell should. The advice is 100% correct, all I can add is the loudest AMEN I can muster. Enjoy the post; I am off to play some poker with the guys. Later...............
To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice. 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.