Advice from Bill Gates


Life is not fair so, get used to it.

The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

No, you will not make $60,000 per year right out of high school. Nor will you be a vice president with a car phone until you earn both.

If you think that your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so quit  whining about your mistakes and learn from them.

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 going on and on 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 bedroom.

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 chances as you want to get the right answer. This does not bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Life is not divided into semesters. You do not get summers off and few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that in your own time.

Television and games on your smart phone are not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Be good to the nerds in your class. Chances are you’ll be working for one!


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