Friday, June 19, 2009

Wise words from Bill Gates...

Who doesn't know Bill Gates? I'm sure everyone knows him. A dropped out college student of Harvard University, who is now famous for being the founder and chairman of Microsoft, but he's also the generous philanthropist. What he has, he gives it back to the people who needs it. He always donate large amounts of money to various charitable organizations. He and his wife have a foundation called the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here are some of his wise words for us and especially for those who are still in college. He shares his words in a not-so formal and funny way of saying it but we still can get the main idea of his 'wise' words. My favorite is Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. I think this is so true.

  • 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 $40,000 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 parent's 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 are. So before you save the rainforest 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 the test 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.

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