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剑桥——近来,我试图向我11岁的儿子加布里埃尔解释存在于人们收入之间的天文数字般的差异。

几年前,微软创始人比尔·盖茨首先引起了加布里埃尔的注意,当时他的父亲在丹麦政府主办的一次大型会议上先于比尔·盖茨进行热身演讲。从那以后,加布里埃尔就被看起来似乎无限美好的拥有600亿美元的可能性所吸引。

例如,每当我告诉加布里埃尔某件东西具有不可思议的价值时(比如说是博物馆中的一副珍贵的画),他总是会说,“可比尔·盖茨能买下它,对吧?”是的,盖茨可以买下整座博物馆。可然后他只能再捐献回去,这样人们才有机会参观,因此他这么做没有任何意义。加布里埃尔并没有被我完全说服。

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