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Gates & Warren Buffet Teach Indians Some CharityP a g e|
Gates and Buffet - Opposite Characters unified in Noble Cause
Gate and Buffet are diametrically opposite characters. Bill Gates was a hardnosedtechno-businessman who would not want to give away anything and would doanything to scuttle the competition, either by destroying them or taking them over. It could never be visualized that such man would turn a philanthropic one day. Suchtransformation could happen only due to one single force - a woman - the gift of God tothe mankind. Was it due to his wife Melinda? Well, I do not know much about her. But it could be. A woman would not want to give away even a thousand dollar, whereas weare talking about billions here. It should be with her consent or motivation.
Warren Buffet is soft spoken silvery haired legendaryinvestor known more to me for his famous wavinghand than investments. He has made billions the waya bird builds its nest. He still loves his old home. He isnon assuming but while announcing his intention todonate his entire fortune to charity, he forgot oneproverbial wisdom - "
Charity begins at home
". Heignored his children and grand children, of courseafter reserving their future, but still not large enoughto make them happy. In short, he ignored his basicparental duty.
That aside, the most difficult part of their charitable donation is the conversion of intention into reality. When one publicly announces donation of billions of dollars incharity, crooks and scoundrels spring up like mushroom.
Easy to earn, difficult to give away
Both of them realize that it is fairly easy to make money but very difficult to distributeamongst the cause. They also do not seem to know how to help the fellow human beingor people in distress. They look beyond the borders of America when the Americanthemselves have turned from rich to middle class to poor people. They go to Africa todistribute medicines to help them cure from HIV or AIDS but what they are doing is toaddress the result rather than cause.