September 27, 2005

What Bill Gates Believes

Somehow I don't think that Bill Gates would have realized this 10 years ago....

But for all the cool things that a person can do with a PC, there are lots of other ways we can put our creativity and intelligence to work to improve our world. There are still far too many people in the world whose most basic needs go unmet. Every year, for example, millions of people die from diseases that are easy to prevent or treat in the developed world.

I believe that my own good fortune brings with it a responsibility to give back to the world. My wife, Melinda, and I have committed to improving health and education in a way that can help as many people as possible.

As a father, I believe that the death of a child in Africa is no less poignant or tragic than the death of a child anywhere else. And that it doesn't take much to make an immense difference in these children's lives.

I found it reassuring that he honestly believes this now.

Posted by Mary at September 27, 2005 08:08 AM | Philosophy | Technorati links |