Something that Bill Gates and General Mattis agree on is that stability around the world will either be achieved through acts of kindness or by investing more money in bullets and war. Gates obviously wants the best return on his investments and charitable works. As he explains in the video below, kindness is the most effective way to achieve global stability. It’s also the compassionate thing to do. (Source: GeekWire, 12 Feb 2019) For more on this and other topics you can read the 2019 annual letter from Bill and Melinda Gates.