What would make the richest man in the world who’s dropped billions to help the poorest parts of the world feel regret? In his third Reddit AMA
, Bill Gates revealed what makes him “feel pretty stupid:”
“I feel pretty stupid that I don’t know any foreign languages.”
“I took Latin and Greek in high school and got A’s and I guess it helps my vocabulary but I wish I knew French or Arabic or Chinese. I keep hoping to get time to study one of these – probably French because it is the easiest. I did Duolingo for a while but didn’t keep it up. Mark Zuckerberg amazingly learned Mandarin and did a Q&A with Chinese students – incredible.”
When he’s not busy saving sick children in Africa or drinking poo water
out of machines, hopefully he gets the time to learn a language so he’s no longer that English-speaking dummy in a foreign country,
Good luck, Mr. Gates, or rather bonne chance, 祝好运 and حظ سعيد.