In Bill Gates Book for high school and college graduates， there is a list of 11 things they did not learn in school. In his book， Bill Gates talks about how feelgood， politically-correct teachings created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this education set them up for failure in the real world.
The 11 things are：这11项事情是：
Life is not fair， get used to it.生活是不公平的；要去适应它。
The world wont 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 wont be a vice president with a car phone， until you earn both.
If you think your teacher is tough， wait till you get a boss. He doesnt have tenure.
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping； they called it opportunity.
If you mess up， its not your parents fault， so dont whine about our mistakes， learn from them.
Before you were born， your parents werent 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 rain forest from the parasites of your parents generation， try delousing the closet in your own room.
Your school may have done away with winners and losers， but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades； theyll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesnt bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.
Life is not divided into semesters. You dont 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 youll end up working for one.善待乏味的人。有可能到头来你会为一个乏味的人工作。
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