We all come out of college with the aspiration of being a millionaire by the age of 25, driving our Range on the week days and our convertible on the weekends. Then reality hits and you are 25 making enough to cover your gas for your beaten down car that you have had since you were 21 (the one you got for your graduation present, because you NEEDED it) and that is LIFE!
Now not to dampen on anyones dreams or anything there are special cases and when you work hard and are committed to something there is still room for possibility but Bill Gates founder of Microsoft said it best in a recent Commencement Speech at a High School in the US. He broke down 11 ground breaking facts that no book would ever teach them. Discussing 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.”
And here they are in a nut shell.
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 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.
WE SAID THIS: Amen!