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  • (horse neighs)

  • - What up everyone?

  • It's your girl Superwoman,

  • and it's a casual Friday.

  • You know, woke up in New York,

  • winged my liner,

  • and now I'm chilling with Bill Gates.

  • (laughs)

  • - What a huge honor.

  • Thank you so much for being on my YouTube channel.

  • This is proof.

  • This is not PhotoShop.

  • This is a real thing happening right now.

  • For those of you that don't know,

  • Bill and his wife Melinda release an annual open letter,

  • discussing, basically, how to change the planet.

  • This year's focus is on global health,

  • touching on Women's Rights.

  • You released this letter.

  • And, obviously, it has amazing statistics in it.

  • I want to ask you though,

  • do you actually think the world is becoming a better place,

  • because according to people on Twitter,

  • and everything you see on social media,

  • sometimes it feels like the world is kind of going to hell,

  • and we're all epic fails ...

  • I thought we could play this game.

  • I read a Tweet from someone

  • who clearly has a problematic life

  • and I challenge you to rebuttal that Tweet

  • with proof that the world is actually a better place

  • for more humans.

  • Are you up for the challenge?

  • - Oh, you bet.

  • - Okay, all right, okay.

  • First world problems versus real world solutions.

  • "My heated steering wheel broke again.

  • They just don't make Cadillacs like they used to.

  • Sigh."

  • What would you say to this person?

  • - Well, it's bad when you don't have control over your life

  • and things surprise you.

  • One of the big things that we've been working on,

  • is making sure that women

  • who want to have contraception have access.

  • There's about 300 million women using modern contraception,

  • but about 200 million who want it, who can't get it.

  • One of our goals is to get those tools out to those women,

  • so they have control.

  • - Do more women now have access to contraceptives?

  • - Absolutely.

  • We set a goal of closing that gap

  • and now we have over 50 million who didn't have it before,

  • have it now.

  • - So I guess you Cadillac might, you know...

  • (Bill laughs)

  • "I accidentally bought a really nasty, gross bottle of wine,

  • and now I have to drink it or waste 25 bucks."

  • What would you say to this person?

  • - Well, it's terrible to waste money.

  • I mean, we've all got limited money.

  • We want to get the best deal.

  • - Of course.

  • - When it comes to saving lives,

  • the best deal is vaccines.

  • Vaccines are cheap.

  • They only cost a few dollars.

  • - Less than $25, would you say?

  • - Oh yeah.

  • A few dollars.

  • (laughs)

  • For every dollar we put into vaccines,

  • the economic benefits are over $44,

  • so quite a good buy.

  • - So while you drink that nasty wine,

  • think about that.

  • (laughs)

  • "I ran out of Perrier, so I guess I have three days

  • before I die of thirst."

  • What would you say to this person?

  • - Well, water's pretty important,

  • and I hope they find some kind of water.

  • - Some Perrier to quench that thirst.

  • - Basic food is critical, because if you don't get enough

  • your body never fully develops.

  • So both physically and mentally,

  • you never achieve your potential.

  • In a lot of poor countries,

  • it's about 40% of the kids never develop.

  • Malnutrition's been coming down about 5% a year.

  • We're trying to figure out how to make it

  • come down even faster,

  • but today there's a 1/3 as many kids,

  • who have this problem, as 15 years ago.

  • - There you have it, for your Perrier.

  • "I hate going to Costco on my days off,

  • because the free samples ruin my diet."

  • What would you say to this person?

  • - Well, it's great that they have access

  • to those free samples.

  • - Right.

  • - One thing that is really stunning

  • is what's happened with poverty.

  • We asked if people could believe that it'd been cut in half,

  • which is the truth.

  • (whooshing)

  • Poverty's half today of what it was in 1990.

  • - Wow.

  • - But only 1% knew that.

  • 99% thought hey, that's way too good.

  • That couldn't have happened.

  • They weren't even sure it had improved at all,

  • not to mention having less than half as a many people

  • in poverty.

  • - I did not know that at all.

  • And I would like to also point out there's no teleprompter

  • saying these facts.

  • They're actually just facts you know.

  • Which is very impressive.

  • (Bill laughs)

  • Here I am with my cue cards, reading one Tweet,

  • because I can't memorize them.

  • "I now technically have two remotes per TV

  • and it annoys me."

  • "Grr."

  • - Well, that's painful.

  • I'd say that zero is even better,

  • because what we try to do with diseases,

  • you know, first we get the numbers down,

  • save as many kids as we can.

  • But then we decide to eradicate them,

  • and there, the magic number's not two or one,

  • it's zero.

  • Not a single kid in the world who has the disease.

  • Right now, we're very close with polio.

  • With luck, this will be the last year any kid gets polio,

  • and it would join smallpox as the second big disease

  • to be completely eradicated.

  • - Wow.

  • That is amazing.

  • So basically what you're saying to me,

  • is that even though almost every establishment I go to

  • charges extra for guac,

  • the world is actually becoming a better place

  • for more people.

  • - You bet.

  • The more people get engaged,

  • the more progress we'll make.

  • - The goal of this exercise was to show you

  • that optimism is actually really important.

  • Knowing that when you are generous,

  • and you do decide to make a change,

  • it actually can make a difference in the world.

  • And optimism is a big part of your letter.

  • Why do you think it's so important

  • that optimism was included this year?

  • - Americans are generous.

  • Over 30 billion a year is given to save people

  • who have malaria or HIV.

  • We should thank them.

  • They should know that money is not being wasted.

  • It's really changing lives.

  • - So what you're saying is,

  • we should keep doing our part to save the planet,

  • because what we're doing is actually working.

  • Boom.

  • That's right.

  • Even if you like your boyfriend's old Instagram picture,

  • even if you gotta watch a 30 second YouTube ad,

  • and even if Snapchat can't detect your face,

  • and now you can't use a cute filter,

  • the world is still becoming a better place

  • for more humans than ever before.

  • Let's keep doing our part.

  • So you've done a lot of amazing, wonderful things,

  • but I would be doing myself a crime

  • if I did not ask you this.

  • Is it true that you hacked your school's scheduling system?

  • - Yes. (laughs)

  • I was in charge of the scheduling,

  • so I got to decide who was in which section.

  • There were a particularly nice group of girls,

  • not that I ever talked to them or anything,

  • but they were there, sitting in my classroom.

  • - Knowledge can also do other things,

  • and not just save the planet.

  • It can also improve your social life,

  • if you choose to talk to them.

  • - I'm working on that.

  • - Team Super,

  • if you want to learn more of these amazing facts

  • on how you can change the planet,

  • and the difference we're all making,

  • you can read Bill's annual letter.

  • Where can they find it?

  • - Just on the web at gatesletter.com.

  • - There it is.

  • So easy-peasy lemon squeeze-y.

  • Read it, learn.

  • Learn how to change the world,

  • because clearly we're changing it

  • and clearly we're gonna do even better in the future.

  • - You bet. - It's gonna be amazing.

  • High-five. - All right.

  • - Killing the game.

  • Thank you so much.

  • What up everyone?

  • It's your girl Superwoman.

  • If you like this video, which you should,

  • give it a big thumbs up.

  • You can check out my last video right over there.

  • Second channel right over there.

  • Bill's letter is in the description.

  • And, hey, subscribe, because together

  • we can keep changing the world.

  • One love, Superwoman.

  • That is a wrap and zoop!

(horse neighs)

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