Here's What You Should Major in College, According to Bill Gates
As the world inevitably continues to change and grow, we as students often face extreme difficulty in determining the course we want to major in—specifically one that meets the demands of the 21st century. But we won't have to remain undecided for long.
Lucky for us, in a Twitter thread last Monday, Microsoft co-founder William "Bill" Gates revealed what he would study if he were a college freshman today.
He tweeted, "AI, energy, and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact. It's what I would do if starting out today.
"Looking back on where I left college, there are some things I wish I had known, e.g. Intelligence takes many different forms. It is not one-dimensional. And not as important as I used to think."CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
It makes sense, though, for one of the richest men in the world to give this type of suggestion. In the past, Mr. Gates has revealed his predictions for the future, saying that humanity will experience an "energy miracle" in the next 15 or so years.
Furthermore, finance and technology experts have come to agree that in the next 20 years, there will be several significant changes regarding the way companies use AI to operate their factories, construction sites, and retail locations. In order to power these systems, businesses will have to go green—meaning they'll have to begin using renewable sources of energy, such as solar power and wind power.
Being the co-chair of the Gates Foundation, he then urged this current generation to have more of a fighting spirit when it comes to fending for themselves and for others, shedding some light on some of the issues faced by the less fortunate in today's world. These issues are, of course, very much in line with the mission and vision of the foundation, which is to unlock the possibility of every individual by seeing equal value in all lives by providing jobs, health care, and education for those who have not been fortunate enough to receive it.
"I also have one big regret: When I left school, I knew little about the world's worst inequities. Took me decades to learn. 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."
He even gave a sweet shoutout to his wife, advising, "Meanwhile, surround yourself with people who challenge you, teach you, and push you to be your best self. As @MelindaGates does for me."
The award-winning businessman then concluded his spiel, tweeting, "It doesn't mean you ignore the serious problems we face. It just means you believe they can be resolved. 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 the same for you. This is an amazing time to be alive. I hope you make the most of it."
In light of these changing times, it's refreshing to have someone as powerful as Bill Gates use his influence—on social media, no less—for good. Hopefully, whether or not you take on his advice for college courses, you'll still be able to emerge as a strong person—inspired to fight not just for yourself, but for others as well.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!