Tweeting about his “one big regret” the world’s richest man Bill Gates also has some great advice for the young graduates around the world.
Mr. Gates world’s richest man for the past for years, with estimated holdings worth $86 billion, shared some great advice for his followers on tweeter.
Not many people know the fact that Bill Gates was a college dropout. He never completed his four years at the Harvard University. He, in fact, left university to start Microsoft with Paul Allen.
He tweeted, “looking back on when I left college, there are some things I wish I had known.”
His biggest regret as he talks about it, he says, “when I left school, I knew little about the world’s worst inequities”, “Took me decades to learn.”
Adding to it he says “AI, energy, and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact. It’s what I would do if starting out today.
“You know more than I did when I was your age. You can start fighting inequity, whether down the street or around the world, sooner.
“Meanwhile, surround yourself with people who challenge you, teach you, and push you to be your best self. As @MelindaGates (his wife) does for me advices Mr Gates.
He says “the world is getting better”, citing Steven Pinker, a scientist, and his book, The Better Angels Of Our Nature.
Further, he adds, “Sounds crazy, but it’s true. This is the most peaceful time in human history.
“That matters because if you think the world is getting better, you want to spread the progress to more people and places.
“It doesn’t mean you ignore the serious problems we face. It just means you believe they can be solved.
“This is the core of my worldview. It sustains me in tough times and is the reason I love my work. I think it can do same for you.
“This is an amazing time to be alive. I hope you make the most of it” says Gates, tweeting his advice to all his followers, as reported in DC.