Bill and Melinda Gates recently announced that they were getting divorced. I must admit I was a little shocked when I saw that headline. Of course, I have no insight into what happens behind the scenes of anyone’s marriage, but I just figured they were all good since they’re such do gooders! Wrong assumption to make, I guess.
Anyways, when I first read the headline, I didn’t think twice about it. Then I read a follow-up article that said Bill goes on annual intellectual retreats with his ex-girlfriend. I told Vishnu about that, and we both agreed it sounded fishy. But if he’d been doing it for years, why get divorced now?
The the articles about asking women out to dinner and Bill’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein came out, and everything made more sense. It seemed that this has all been brewing since 2019.
In the grand scheme of things, this is really no one’s business but there’s IMO, however, it all does make you stop and pause…
What is Bill Gates’ legacy going to be?
Will he be remembered as the man who gave millions and millions to people around the world who needed it the most (and saved lives while he was at it)? Will he be remembered as an innovative genius who revolutionized the way we use technology? Will he be remembered for his foundation?
Or will he be remembered for the recent turn of events?
Vishnu definitely believes it’s the former and passionately believes it should be that way. If I’m being honest, I’m a little torn. While I do think he’s singlehandedly done so much amazing work, recent news points to his very human flaws. I think I just feel like he’s not as moral and straightforward as he came across, and that’s just disappointing.
But that begs the point…no one…absolutely no one…is infallible.
P.S. I told Vishnu that if we one day learn Barack Obama did something shady to Michelle, I would go hide under a rock for two weeks. That would be some MAJOR disappointment right there!
P.P.S. I fully know and understand that there are waaaaay more important things happening in the world right now. This was just something Vishnu and I discussed at length the other night, so I wanted to share.
What do you think? What will and should Bill Gates’ legacy be?