For those of you who are not aware of the website Reddit.com, it is a social news and entertainment website where anyone across the world can submit content, whether it be original or just shared, in the form of links or text. Other users can then view this content and either vote “up or down” on the post to rank the post and filter it by popularity. Today’s biggest post (by far) is a massive online interview/discussion with the famous founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates. His text post simply asked the users of Reddit to ask him anything they wanted and he replied to many of the most popular posts.
The questions and answers involved in the “Ask me Anything” had a vast array of different content. These ranged from Mr. Gates’ biggest guilty pleasure (his personal plane), to his current role at Microsoft, and even involving his indulgence in playing Bridge and washing the dishes every night at his house. What really caught my attention however, was how truly humble and how much of a philanthropist Bill is, and more importantly, how interested and involved the community was with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill elaborated on how his foundation has been working with TerraPower to bring low cost energy that is totally reliable to countries around the world, discussed how close the foundation is to wiping out polio worldwide, and admitted that his greatest fear is having kids getting hurt or sick. Bill & Melinda have done some tremendous work by creating and distributing vaccines across the world to prevent the deaths of millions of children due to diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia, and they continue to push forward to allow all these children with so much potential to live a fruitful and meaningful life.
Before I numb everyone’s brains with all the information that’s in the “Ask me Anything” I would highly recommend everyone goes and gives it a read themselves. There’s nothing like seeing an extremely influential person such as Bill Gates showing their true colors to a mass amount of anonymous random people on the internet.
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