The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has reached a position in his life where any advice from him regarding career or education is considered golden. The irony here is that he is one of the most famous college dropouts the world has ever known. His company brought a revolution in the software industry while he personally took it upon himself to make the world a better place to live in for millions of people.
He recently shared a series of 14 tweets opening 'windows' of wisdom for young, college going students.
He started the 14-tweet series with an iconic clip from the movie The Graduate and wrote: New college grads often ask me for career advice. At the risk of sounding like this guy.
Bill Gates then shared with students the fields he thinks are the best to pursue to create a difference in people's lives. They are: Artificial Intelligence, energy, and biosciences.
While everyone finds his act of dropping out audacious and daring, Bill Gates thinks there were still things he wishes he 'had known' when he did that.
One these things was knowing that intelligence is not one dimensional. Also, unlike what most of us think, not as important in the real world.
Being such an achiever and inspiration for millions, it would seem there is nothing more he can ask from life. But Bill Gates does have a regret and that is not knowing about the inequities of the world when he quit school. He accepts that it took him decades to learn that.
Bill Gates is the icon that he is not just because of the revolution he brought in his chosen field but because of the number of lives he touches everyday of his life. He next advised the college students to fight the aforementioned injustices by using the information they have about the world, which is more than what he had back then.
Giving due credit to his wife Melinda Gates, Bill told the students to surround themselves with the right kind of people for an all-round development and growth.
We all know him as the richest man in the world, but for Bill Gates his happiness by whether people close to him are happy and love me and by the difference he makes for others.
Although it's pretty hard to believe, Bill Gates wants you the young college goers to know that world is in fact getting better and that it is the most peaceful time in the history. His thinking is that if you do things with this positive mindset, the chances of succeeding and creating a difference in people's life will be more.
However, he doesn't want everyone to ignore the problems we are facing as the world, he just wants them to realize that they can be solved.
Finally, he reveals the secret of his success, the mantra which keeps him going. Believing that things are positive and it is possible to bring any necessary change in the society, is what 'sustains' Bill Gates and he thinks it will have the same effect on other people.
He ended the tweet series with a beautiful and positive message, telling students that it is an amazing time to be alive.
If you feel demotivated and don't know what to do with life, these 14 tweets from Bill Gates will not only fuel your ambitions but also give you a perspective to not run after the wrong or unimportant things.