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BILL GATES in my mind

Saturday, December 29, 2007


I have read Bill Gates' address to Harvard class of 2007. Have you?
A line from his speech struck me: "But humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries - but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity."

SO true, right?

I have been an educator for almost 12 years now. But I find this ironic, too. At least how today's educational system is practiced.

First, in the educational system that we have, we are always taught and rewarded if we are the cream of the crop or the top of the heap, the brilliant competitors are even honored or awarded. However, to think about others' well-being and be more humane for others, we are not trained. But in every consciousness of student it is always ingrained that one has to be the best competitor in the stiff race of academic repertoire or else be disregarded as just part of the majority of the population.

It is a fact that we are educated to be more successful in life, right? What is to be successful, anyway? Tell me.
However, in the present day educational system, are we really taught to be educated or just to memorize facts from textbooks or plainly stiff listeners to the teacher-centered classroom? Where and when are life skills?


Despite discoveries of highest level or amazing technology that transcends time and space, I think there's one thing which we cannot discover: that the very meaning of life is to live for others, right? It's hard but it's true.

Bill Gates...still in my mind.

4 comments
  1. idealpinkrose December 29, 2007 at 6:59 PM  

    bill gates...ang yumaman dahil sa net..hehehe..

    btw, got an award for you.

    happy new year!

  2. My World December 30, 2007 at 7:40 PM  

    yeah, all i can say is amen.

    got you tagged by the way at http://www.julianaslair.com/2007/12/30/new-years-traditions.

    happy new year sis!
    ~juliana

  3. Mixednuts December 30, 2007 at 7:56 PM  

    Yes the people who must be honored are those who unselfishly give to the needy.

  4. Jean Chia December 31, 2007 at 3:47 AM  

    Hi hailey! thanks for dropping by my blog! Happy New Year 2008! :)