Some say these are from the book
Dumbing Down America of
Charles Sykes, some say they are from Bill Gates ’s speech to high school students. I don’t know the origin, but they are cool enough, so I tend to share it again and again
- Life is not fair. 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
- You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice president with car phone, until you earn both.
- If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.
- If you mess up, it’s not your parents' fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
- Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life may 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.
- 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.
- Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
- Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
- Before you were born your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, cleaning up your room and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. And by the way, before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your bedroom ⭐️