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There is a lot more to Bill Gates than being the richest man in the world

There is a lot more to Bill Gates than being the richest man in the world. He is one of the people responsible for setting off the computer revolution, and by doing that, he has changed the way mankind lives forever. With the same enthusiasm he had placed into computers, he dove into his high school classes, achieving better than he ever had before. Even though he tried to be “normal” in high school, he was still very much considered an outcast to those who did not know him. They thought of him as egotistical and nerdy. However, those who did know him thought of him as energetic and a risk taker. While still at Harvard Bill had been working on a new program he called “BASIC” (Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code), a new programming language. He later purchased a product and rights to a revolutionary new disk operating system called 86-QDOS from Seattle Computer Products and changed the name to MS-DOS. He then resold the product for profit. Keeping the rights, he got to receive royalties in addition to the sale price.
Deontology
It seems to me that the deontology theory focuses on abiding to moral rules and obligations as determined by God. It involves obeying God and stresses the reasons why something is done and having the correct motivation. I don’t believe that Gates considered either the obeying of morals from God or whether his motivation was correct. I think that more than anything else, early in life, Gates wanted to be a successful and excellent in business. I believe that history will show that over the long run, Gates strove for excellence and any bad choices he has been accused of making along the way were really just minor bumps in the road caused by those that were jealous and envious of his success. Because of being successful and being excellent in business, Gates became a target for criticism. Gates has been accused of stealing ideas, patent infringement and more. However, since making his billions, Gates has consistently donated to charities, set up foundations and generally tried to make a difference for the greater good of society.
Consequentialism
Just because Bill Gates is ‘financially enhanced’ and has decided to give away billions, does not mean other people, who are perhaps ‘only’ giving away thousands should not bother. The cumulative effects of millions of normal people giving away hundreds or thousands will be more than what Bill Gates can provide on his own. If you’re so dedicated to doing whatever makes the world best, how about you quit doing moral philosophy, go start a hedge fund, and give the profits to reputable charities? Surely, says the objection, the good done by the money you’d earn in such a venture far outweighs whatever good you might be doing propounding consequentialist moral theory. I have no reason to expect I’d actually produce much good in finance, but I have a reasonable expectation of producing at least some good in my present work, so the best choice is to continue. The better you are at producing well in the world, the less permissible it is for you to spend your time doing things other than producing well in the world.
http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php
Egoism
He ridiculed the pretence of the establishment of his time, using his own brilliance to expose their ignorance. Above all else he wished to know what was true, what was right and what was just. His own mind was to be the judge of this truth, not the opinions of his feeble interlocutors. His passion was for nothing else but his rational mind which he delighted in using in the same way a young child delights in playing with a new toy. His drive and ambition had seen him soar above the masses, while offering them technologies once unimaginable. And the higher above them he soared, the more they despised him. In the name of what was termed ‘justice’ he was put on trial. It was a show trial, throughout which one theme was clear. His crime was his ability, his productivity, and his achievements. His sin lay in being too able, too productive and too great an achiever. He granted to the state a fundamental right to his mind, his effort, and his product. Never take the deceit of soulless power-lustres to heart, lest you lose your passion for life. Do not surrender like Bill Gates! Do not grant them any moral right to the product of your intelligence. Stand up for your right to your own life. Selfishly. Egoistically.
Distributive justice
Inequalities must always benefit everyone in society. Giving some people more than others is sometimes to everyone’s advantage (i.e. Giving doctors a higher salary promotes better medical treatment for everyone).people behind the veil of ignorance would prefer inequality to equality because it is to everyone’s advantage. Injustice is inequalities that are not to the benefit of all. Where the worst off members of society are made as well off as we possibly can.if the rich are able to do so, they should probably take some of their earnings and put it toward improving the lives of the homeless and the disabled, the impoverished and those who are discriminated against. Those who are well off do have social obligations to take some of their wealth, of time, money, food, etc. and improve the lives of others with it.
Environmental ethics
Contemporary environmental ethics, drawing on case studies from philosophy, public policy, and civil society in sustainability, animal welfare, land ethics, wilderness preservation, environmental economics, and resource management. Recurring questions are what fundamentally explains the value of nature and non-human animals, and how to integrate those values into decision-making analyses for society in which competing values may be at stake (such as human nutrition and wellbeing), and in which considerations of justice and sustainability may also loom large. Increasingly, such analyses must dovetail with analyses at a global scale — for example, at the nexus of food, water, energy, and climate. Thus, values of local vs. global justice are increasingly at the forefront of environmental ethics, as well as concrete questions about the desirability and design of various international institutions. To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to the effect.
References: // www.budolfson.com/teaching/environmental
Conclusion
I would have to say that Bill Gates is a persistent person with tremendous accomplishments like Microsoft and Corbis. His character traits emphasize that he’s very smart, helper, challenge taker, and he’s very determined which are very good characteristics because as I mentioned before if you don’t have these traits in your character you simply go die because you don’t have anything to go for and have ambition to do. If you think you can differentiate Bill Gates with any other human being on Earth you won’t be able to because simply you won’t be able to because Gates is a special unique person and he’s well known for his fabulous charity projects such as the Bill & Melina foundation which aims for helping poor people. Also, there is Corbis which intends to develop the world’s largest resources of visual information. I am proud that this person is my hero and for sure he is a hero for millions of people around the world and I hope that Gates continues to be successful throughout his life and not stop until these accomplishments and start to go into the Smartphone’s industry because I think that would be a big thing to do and would make great profits.
References:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/exec/billg/Pettinger, T (2010). Biography of Bill Gates