Nancy Bailey: Bill Gates Wonders What the Purpose of Life Might Be

Diane Ravitch's blog

Nancy Bailey read a post written by Bill Gates (or his writer). It seems he read a book that led him to write a post called “The Purpose Problem: What If People Run Out of Things to Do?”

Nancy responded here.

I can say that the purpose problem could be very troubling for a billionaire. Most people find their purpose is to survive, or to make enough money to have a comfortable life and to send their children to college. Others find a purpose in their religious activities, helping others.

For a man worth north of $50 billion, the purpose problem must loom large.

He doesn’t need to work, but most people find their life enriched by work.

He doesn’t need to make money, but most people find that making money is necessary for the essentials of life.

He has spent billions trying to solve global problems, and he very…

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