The rules of life


(James Burton) #1

I saw this on Facebook and reposted it (on FB), it has already created a few moans and groans (from the people I aimed it at).



Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 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 doesn'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

Rule 8: Television is NOT real life.
In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.



What 'rules' would you add to this list?


(karen sweeting) #2

Agree, Can't was NOT a word used in our house, we had to give everything our best shot. If we ever came home from school and moaned about someone picking on us or being a bully my dad told us off for not standing up for ourselves and we were punished..! We were also taught only ever to buy something (special things) only when you had half as much again saved, so if it went wrong you had something to back up to get it fixed. Never have credit - my folks never did, and never forget your manners. I detest it when people, adults and children, don't say please or thank you, it makes me so mad. Manners maketh the man.


(Andrew Hearne) #3

Like him or loath him, he does talk common sense!

Another favourite:

You make your own good luck!