Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stuff They Never Taught U In School...

"Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 
eleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school. 
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."

Joey says that it's really easy to tell who the gossipmongers r around us..."juz look at their horse mouths with buck teeth...what good can u expect to come sprouting out from such mouths anyway?!" =.= there are judgmental ppl who judge people without even getting to know them as a person...that's life here...if u r a non-conformist, u r labelled as a rebel or whatever other nasty names they care to label u! =.=

Apart from those judgmental ppl, it's my honour to have met ppl who r alrdy more than financially free n who can afford to b more than comfortably retired...but they choose to do what they do...think it all boils down to passion...their passion for what they love to do...i really admire ppl who know what they want n go for it...I arrived late for a talk the other day...n it was alrdy Q&A...everyone except noob me seemed to know who the speaker was...i was rather curious abt this hunky 41 yr old speaker so went back n googled...only then i realized that he was none other than Mr. Chatri Trisiripisal...founder of a famous mixed martial arts school n chairman of a listed real estate company here...(btw, i'm abit tempted to pick up Muay Thai after i'm done with my yoga membership in a few years' time...doubt my yoga master would b too amused with this...he kept saying my hands r too small =.=) Mr. Chatri's life is really a rags-to-riches story...he's so humble despite his success...he said somthg which left a deep impression: "if i didnt start my own biz, i could be juz like my peers, making 30-40k stuck in a job they hate!"

Recently I met a 18yr old poly student who started his own biz abt a yr ago. I'm impressed by his maturity, how he picked up all the technical know-how n biz skills that his poly obviously didn't teach him. I was only concerned with my uni studies n doing more sales to make more money n looking good when I was his age. He showed me this interesting article ( I have encountered setbacks over the past few yrs...I would b in a far better position now if i had played my cards right then. There r too many "what if"s in my life. I need more focus in my life! Pls help me to be a better me! thx!

Was reading an article abt "Failure Is Not The Worst Outcome, Mediocrity Is"...

"Here's the big lesson: Many founders think that the worst outcome you can have in a startup is failure. You try something and it fails. And yes, failing is no fun. But, what's worse than failing is going sideways for years and years. The worst is being stuck in a quagmire of mediocrity. Things are going reasonably well, but not spectacularly well. The reason mediocrity is worse than failure is very simple: Failure lets you move on, mediocrity stalls you and keeps you from reaching your potential."

"Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried."

Crapz...i had cuttlefish last sat nite...n now i'm suffering from urticaria =.= Nmk has v. Sharp eyes, she could even recognize my back view. So I'm having my hair repainted red again. Hopefully she won't b able to recognize my back view after this repainting job which took 2hrs. Lol

It's a small world...bumped into a photographer who took pics of me at an event more than 2yrs ago n he still Rems me o.O  He was an amateur back then n is a professional photographer now, doing mostly shoots of food. Too bad I'm Inedible. Lol...

"To the old uncles and aunties on the streets,...
.... who are not educated, 
.... who earn so little or may not be working,
.... who are struggling to survive, 
.... who have no one to take care of them,
.... who are destitute,
.... who are sleeping on the streets,
THEY are NOT INTERESTED in your politics... to these people.. all they ask is some help whenever they need it or at least lend them an ear to listen to their problems."

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