Arlene and two adopted dogs.

Just a blog from someone who loves to communicate with other dog owners

Love him or hate him

~ Bill  Gates

This should be posted in every school or kid’s bedroom.

Love him or hate him , he sure hits the nail on  the head with this!

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about eleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school.
He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings

created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and

how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.


Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it! 

Rule 2 : The world doesn’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 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 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 jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds.

Chances are you’ll end up working for one.


If you can read this… Thank a Teacher.

If you can read this in English… Thank a Soldier!

Now… think
about this and smile if you agree and
please pass this on…
If you don’t agree, go
stick your head in the sand and take a deep breath!


  1. OK Pen, I’ll bow to your greater knowledge of footie, I was going b y what the commentators said and what ‘appeared to be a deliberate elbow, but hey? do i care. ? nope. LOL XXX’s to Bess from a sleepy tango and ruby who had a very wet and long walk this afternoon.

  2. Yes Wolfie, I have had a little frisson of excitement in the blogging area of the brain, Thank you for your visits, much appreciated.

  3. Good post 🙂 Busy weekend here…still not had time for a weekend email! Haven’t got near Blogspot either but since I see you have posted some new ones that can wait too! Ok 🙂 Off to next Arlene post…!

  4. Wise words,….which are also true to this life we live..teaching children one way and expecting them to live with a completely different set of rules once they leave the boundaries of their school yard…Great read , Arlene…
    have a wonderful week-end…hugs ‘n’ stuff, to you, Tango and Ruby, from Her Maj and me…xx

    • Thanks Pen and Kirsten, i’m in the middle of doing a painting so not had a lot of time lately.
      Just watched Man u score lotsa goals, and naughty Rooney smacking that player in the ear, he’s for the high jump, the ref was too soft on him, GETTEMOFF.
      Have a nice weekend both
      Pats to Bess.XX

      • Oooo, now…the player side stepped into him…Rooney’s half to blame but so is the other player ….(I may be biased but I had three looks!!) no way hose’ ….we must agree to differ on this one… Ref…good decision..!! 😀
        woofs from Bess….xPenx

  5. awesome! i love this!

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