Bill Gates speaks to new graduates

Saw this little speech from Bill Gates awhile back and I liked it and wanted to share it.

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

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
their jobs.