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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Legend’s Journey: From Hero to Monster

A man who becomes a legend might appear like a hero from one angle and a monster from another to the people who know him only from the outside. No view of him is incredible. The legend that I have in my mind is Bill Gates—whether you see him as a hero or a monster depends on your angle. Till about two decades ago, he was seen as a hero because of his contributions in popularizing digital technologies, but ever since he became a full-time philanthropist and healthcare activist, his reputation has taken a severe beating. His Twitter and Instagram accounts are full of hateful comments from people who are suspicious of his political and social agenda, and see him as a monster. But I think Gates, like all legends, is rarely interested in what people happen to think; his one and only obsession is his own agenda.

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