Can You Believe Everything You Find Online?
The following heading for an article caught my attention.
Why? Because Bill Gates is so famous.
So, I read the article. After all, Bill Gates is very successful. He has made gazillions of dollars that started with a simple computer he and a friend built in his garage. (UMM! Actually, I have not confirmed this, but that’s what I heard.)
The rules credited to Bill Gates are as follows:
RULE 1: Life is not fair; get used to it.
RULE 2: The world won’t care about your selfesteem. The world will expect you to
accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
RULE 3: You will NOT make 60+ thousand dollars 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 until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.
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 are. So before you save the rainforest from the parasites of your parents’ 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; 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.
WOW!!! This false information is spread far and wide via email as well as incorrect articles posted online.
The proper credit for the rules for success go to
Charles J. Sykes.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you verify all information found on line as well as in print.