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那两日被Facebook开创者马克.扎克伯格在2017届学生结束学业典礼的演说刷屏了,有没有被扎克Berg的哪一句话扎到了您?



(糖糖教主说:”咦,那扎克Berg演讲的不就是平日老大说的那一个话么?!)

(是呀是呀,将来由扎克Berg说出来就是个正理了~嘿嘿~)



1.“大家是千禧一代,我们会出于直觉和本能发现目的……仅仅发现目的还不够。大家那代人面临的挑衅,是创设1位们都能有义务感的世界。”

3.“没有人从一初阶就了然如何做,想法并不会在中期就完全成型。只有当你办事时才变得日益明晰,你只要求做的就是始于。假若本人无法不在先导(脸书)以前就询问了然‘如何连接人’的想法,那么小编就不会启动非死不可 了。”

4.“大概电影和流行文化会令人觉得被误导,那么些想法会现出在局地灵光一闪的随时,这实在是贰个风雨飘摇的假话。那让大家深感不满意,因为大家尚无了我们本人的(行动)”

5.“理想主义是好事,但您要做实被误解的备选。”

6.“ Facebook并不是自己做的率先件事,小编还做过游戏、聊天系统、学习工具和音乐播放器。笔者并不孤单,
因为 JKLorraine在出版《哈利Porter》从前被拒绝了 13次……最大的成功来源于于我们富有失利的随意。”

7.“人人都会犯错,所以大家需求1个更少毁谤与约束的社会。随着技术的无休止变化,我们要越来越多地关切继续教育,活到老,学到老。”

8.“花一点时辰,去支援其余人,那是我们各类人都得以成功的。让我们经过行动,让各样人都有落到实处人生目标的妄动——不仅因为这么做是不易的,更是因为当人们可以把希望成为伟大的切切实实时,大家各个人都会变得更好。”

9.“在大家这一代,我们的努力能照旧不能连接更几人和事,能或不能把握我们最大的火候,都归咎于这点—— 你是否有力量搭建社群并且创设二个全数人都能有职责感的世界。”

10.“作者梦想你们也得以找到属于本身的勇气,使你们的人命化为三个祝福。”



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附扎克Berg在高校巴黎高等师范结业典礼的发言中国和英国全文——

发言全文中文翻译:

Faust校长,校监委员会成员们,老师、校友、朋友、自豪的老人们、管理委员会的委员们,以及满世界最光辉高校的结束学业生们!

今日和你们待在一起作者深感荣耀,因为说实话,你们做到了3个本人永久不能办到的到位。等自家做完那么些演说,那将是本身第六回在武大高校形成的某件事。2017的结业班同学,祝贺你们!

自己本不容许是站在此地公布演说的人,不仅仅因为自个儿是一名辍学生,还因为实在我们是同一代人。小编看成学生走在这么些高校里,也等于然则十年前的工作。咱们学习过一样的学识,同样在EC10课堂上补觉。即使大家通过不一样的方法来到那里,越发这个来自Quad园区的同桌(The
Quad从前是Radcliffe
College的女子宿舍。Radcliffe从1879至1976年是耶路撒冷希伯来的女性高校,壹玖柒玖年汇入华盛顿圣路易斯分校);但今印尼人想和你们分享的是,我对大家这代人的有些设法,和大家正在团结一致建设的那几个世界。

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先是,过去几天令自个儿回想很多美好的追忆。

你们当中某些人还十分记得,当初收下巴黎高等师范的重用布告邮件时在做怎么样?当时本人正在玩《文明》游戏,然后作者跑下楼,找到自身的阿爸,不过他的反馈很想得到,居然初始拍录作者打开邮件的历程。那些视频或许瞧着挺伤心呢。但本人发誓,被伊利诺伊香槟分校选定,是最令小编父母为自作者觉得骄傲的事务。

你们还记得在新加坡国立上的首先节课吗?作者上的是电脑121,哈利Lewis老师拔尖棒。当时自身要迟到了,于是抓了件半袖就套在身上,结果直到晌午才察觉自家把它左右里外都穿反了,商标都露在前胸。然后本人还困惑怎么没人理小编,除了一位,KX
Jin,他一贯不专注这个。之后,大家初阶组队化解难题,未来她肩负Facebook很大一块工作。那声明怎么样?2017的结业生们,那表达为啥你们应该对外人友善一些。

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可是本人在加州洛杉矶分校州立最美好的想起,是小编遇见了Priscilla(扎克Berg爱妻)。当时自身刚上线几个恶作剧网站Facemash,然后管理委员会代表“要见本身”,全数人都觉得作者要被赶走了。笔者爸妈来帮小编打包行李;小编朋友帮自个儿搞了个告别派对。幸运的事体就在此处,普里西拉和她朋友一块,来到了那个Party。大家在Pfoho
Belltower的盥洗室外排队时遇见了,接下去暴发了一件永生难忘的妖媚事件——我说:“小编二三十一日后就要被赶出高校了,所以我们须要赶紧初始约会。”

其实,你们全部人都足以应用这么些套路。

自家向来不被开除——小编想艺术留下来了。Priscilla初叶和本人约会。你们精晓,那部电影(《社交网络》)说的Facemash对创设脸书好像很紧要似的。并非如此。但是并未Facemash的话,作者遇不到Priscilla。她是自己生命中最重点的人,所以从那个角度说,Facemash是自作者人生中做出的最关键的等同东西。

在此处,大家开首结交平生的知音,甚至部分今后会变成亲朋好友。那是干什么我对此间如此感谢的案由。多谢您,澳大路易斯维尔国立!

前东瀛身想谈谈指标(Purpose),然而本人不是来给你们做一些程序化的宣言,告诉你们怎么发现目标的。我们是千禧一代,我们会出于直觉和本能发现目的。相反地,笔者站在此处要说的,是单独发现目的还不够。大家那代人面临的挑衅,是开创1个芸芸众生都能有职分感的社会风气。

自个儿最欢欣的多个故事,是John·F·Kennedy访问U.S.宇航局太空宗旨时,看到了2个拿着扫帚的守备人。于是她走过去问那人在干什么。看门人应对说:“总统先生,作者正在资助把一位送往月球。”

目的是大家发现到大家是比本人更大的东西的一局地,是大家被需求的、大家必要尤其之矢志不渝的东西。目标能创立真正的开心。

今天,你在那几个专门紧要的时刻结束学业了。当你父母毕业的时候,目标很大程度上源于工作、教会、社群。不过明日,技术和自动化正在替代很多干活,社区分子人数也在下滑。许三个人觉得心寒,感到温馨被隔离开来了,同时也在使劲填补空白。当自身度过很多地点的时候,我曾和广大被收押的、阿片类药物成瘾的孩子们坐在一起,他们告知作者只要她们有事可做,参与课后活动可能有地点可去,他们的人生会变得很不平等。作者也遇上过很多厂子的老工人,他们迫于再从事在此之前从事的工作了,所以统计找到新的能做的事。

为了保全社会的腾飞,我们身负挑衅——不仅仅是创设新的行事,还要创立新的靶子。

自身还记得在Kirkland
House的小宿舍中成立Facebook的那晚。小编和本身的朋友KX去了Noch。作者记念作者报告她,小编很安心乐意能把清华的社群连接起来,可是有一天,有人会把全路社会风气都连接起来。

本身一心没有想到此人会是大家。当时我们还只是学士,对此还并不打听。全体那几个大型技术公司都有财富,作者只是觉得其中三个大专营商会形成那点。不过,作者对那些想法很确信——全数人都想和互相连接,所以大家平昔在朝这些方向努力升高。

作者晓得你们中的很几人也会有接近的传说。你觉得很多个人都在改动世界,不过他们并没有,而你会。

唯独,光有对象是不够的。你不能不具有心系旁人的靶子。

意识到那一点11分难。作者向来没想过成立一个商店,小编想要的是创立影响力。越多的人进入大家,小编一旦他们跟作者关怀的是一样的事物,所以本身一直没解释过自家到底目的在于树立什么。

几年来,一些大商行想要收购我们。小编推辞了。我想了解是还是不是能延续越多的人。大家正在创制第②个消息流(News
Feed),当时自个儿想,假若大家能不负众望那或多或少,它或者会改变我们学习世界的方法。

差了一些全部人都想让自家把商行卖了。没有更高远的职责感,那个创业公司无法梦想成真。经过激烈的争辨后,一个人顾问跟自家说,如果本人不容许出售,作者会后悔终生。一年左右的时间里,当时的管理层差不离都走了。

那是本人在Facebook时最狼狈的时刻。小编信任我们在做的东西,可是作者也觉得孤单。更不佳的是,当时本身认为那是自个儿的错。作者在想是否自家错了,3个二十四岁的娃子,都不驾驭世界是怎么运营的。

经年累月之后的今天,我理解了那是因为没有更高的对象。是不是创制它取决于大家,所以大家能共同发展。

明日自家想谈谈创立3个各个人都有职责感的世界的三种办法:一起做有意义的花色;通过重复定义平等,使每一种人都有追求目的的随机;在海内外建立社群。

率先,让我们来说说做有意义的连串。

笔者们这一代将不得不面对数千万的干活被机器取代的事态,比如自动驾驶。但我们还有众多事能一起去落成。

每一代都有属于本身目前的文章。比如有跨越30万人同台努力,令人类登上了月球——包蕴尤其看门的人;数百万志愿者为世界本省的小时候麻痹症伤者打疫苗;数以百万计的人造建立Hoover水坝和其他伟人的体系进献了自个儿的能力。

做那么些项目标任务,并不仅仅是为人人提供工作,而是让大家整整国家感到自豪,我们可以做一些壮士的政工。

前几天轮到咱们来做一些伟大的事了。作者精通,你只怕会想:作者不明了什么样建造水坝,或许哪些让一百万人涉足到其余事情中来。

但作者想告知您多少个暧昧:没有人从一最先就知道怎么办,想法并不会在初期就全盘成型。只有当您办事时才变得逐渐清晰,你只必要做的就是伊始。

假使小编必须在上马(非死不可)以前就通晓清楚“怎样连接人”的想法,那么本人就不会运营Facebook了。

恐怕电影和流行文化会令人认为被误导,那个想法会现出在某个一蹴而就一闪的随时,那实际是一个摇摇欲坠的自欺欺人。那让大家倍感不满意,因为我们从没了作者们相濡以沫的(行动),它会阻碍那多少个具有好想法的人去开始。对了,你明白电影当中还有如何是对峙异的误会呢?这就是,没有人会在玻璃上写数学公式。那不是怎么样事。

实际上,理想主义是好事,但您要盘活被误解的预备。任何为了更大愿景工作的人大概会被喻为狂人,尽管你最终拿到成功。任何为了复杂难点工作的人都会因为不能完善掌握挑衅而被训斥,纵然你不容许事先掌握任何。任何抓住主动权先行一步的人都会因为步子太快而面临批评,因为老是有人想让你慢下来。

在大家的社会里,我们并不平日做一些高大的事,因为我们害怕犯错。如果大家什么样都不做,大家就马虎了明天持有的失实。事实上,我们所做的其它业务未来都会有标题。但那不可以拦截我们伊始。

那大家还在等什么吧? 以往轮到大家这一代人定义“公共事务”的时候了。

在地球摧毁从前,怎么样堵住气候变化?如何让数百万人乐于加入成立和安装太阳能电池板?
怎样治愈全体疾病?如何须求志愿者跟踪他们的常规数据和享受他们的基因组?
前日,大家只怕要花上50倍的价钱去治疗伤者,而不是找到一种医疗措施令人类第目前间不能染上疾病。那并不客观,我们得以化解那一个题材。
民主现代化怎么着让种种人都能在网上投票,以及由此本性化教育让各种人都能学习?

那么些成功在大家力量范围内是足以兑现的,让大家让各样人在大家社会中发表其相应的功能来做那么些业务。让大家做一些英豪的工作,不仅要开创发展,而是要开创purpose。

于是大家得以做的第贰件事就是,成立二个每人都装有职责感的社会风气。

第1件事是,重新定义平等,让每一个人都有追求目标的自由。

大家这一代人的父三姑,很多在整整职业生涯中都有安定的工作。可是今后,我们这一代人都以集团家,无论我们是刚起头部分系列依旧在查找、或是已经扮演着这些角色。那都很棒,大家的创业文化刚刚是造成大家创设如此多升高的缘由。

当今,只要在尝试很多新想法的时候,创业知识就会蓬勃发展。
非死不可并不是本身做的第①件事,小编还做过游戏、聊天系统、学习工具和音乐播放器。小编并不孤独,
因为JKLorraine在出版《哈利Porter》以前被驳回了1四回,纵然碧昂丝也只好写了数百首歌曲,才有了后天哈尔o那首歌拿到的光环。最大的打响来源于于大家拥有战败的肆意。

只是,明天,财富不均会让各样人都饱受重伤。当您没有自由把你的想法变成贰个历史性的店堂的时候,我们就输了。以后,大家的社会在通向成功的旅途有过多的指引,但我们做的不够,并不是各种人都可以随意得分(拿到成功)。

面对现实吧,大家的社会体系是有难点的,当本人可以离开加州戴维斯分校并在10年内赚取数十亿法郎的时候,还有数百万学生不能归还贷款,更毫不说起来创业。

看,小编认识很多集团家,可是作者并不知道是或不是有壹个人是因为尚未丰富的钱而抛弃创业。可是小编了解许几个人不敢追求梦想,因为若是他们失败,并不曾很好的缓冲(承托住)。

咱俩都知晓,想要成功,光凭一个好想法,或许贰个好的做事态势,是遥远不够的。幸运也是大功告成很重点的因素。即便那时,小编一筹莫展花时间编写代码,而是必须勤工俭学补贴家用,即便本人无法接受“万一Facebook无法得逞”这一假使,小编前些天都不会站在此间。诚实地想一想,大家都知晓,(可以有明日)自身是何等的大幸。

每一代人的成长都扩展了一如既往的概念。前几代人争取投票权和民权,于是他们力争到了有新政和大社会。今后到了笔者们为这一代人定义新的社会契约的时候了。

大家应有有一个不仅凭借GDP那样的经济目标来衡量发展的社会,而是五个逐个人都得以找到本人的存在意义和剧中人物的社会。我们相应追究像“普遍基本收入”那样的历史观,让每一人都有空子品尝新东西。每一个人都有大概换很多行事,那就须要大家得建立人人都负担得起的少年孩童托管保育机构和不自律于就职单位的医疗保健,那样让人得以无负担地去上班。人人都会犯错,所以大家须求贰个更少诬告与约束的社会。乘胜技术的源源不断变化,大家要越来越多地关怀继续教育,活到老,学到老。

没错,赋予每种人追求目的的妄动,那并不是免费的。像笔者这么的人应有为此付费。在你们之中,许多少人都会做得很好,当然,你们也有义务去做好。

那也是干吗当初 普里西拉 和自身起步了Chan Zuckerberg
Initiative,并允诺要大家的财富去牵动机会平等。那些是大家那代人的市值。“要不要如此做”平昔都符合规律,唯一的标题是“什么日期去做”

千禧一代已经是历史上最慈爱的一代人之一了。千禧一代的葡萄牙人在一年中,平均多人里就有几个人会捐款,平均九位里就有三人会为慈祥募捐。

但那也不只限于金钱。你也足以贡献你的时光。自作者在此地向您担保,假设你可以每一两周要花壹个钟头(去进献和帮扶),就会有一位所以赢得救助,甚至落成他们在此以前不容许已毕的靶子。

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莫不你认为这太花时间了。小编一度也那样认为。当Priscilla毕业于澳国国立后,她成了一名老师,在他和自己一同投身教育行业前边,她告知小编,小编急需去上课一门课。作者抱怨道:“好呢,不过我很忙啊,小编得经营非死不可啊。”可是他坚称让自己去讲授,所以本人就在地面的童男女童俱乐部教师了一门关于创业精神的中学课程。

自家教他俩在产品开发和商场营销中应该吸取的教训,从他们身上,我学到了当自身的种族受到社会关怀、或有家庭成员身陷囹圄时的感想。
作者向她们分享了本人阅读时的传说,他们享受了对走进大学学习的期盼。
五年来,作者每一种月都会和那些孩子一道共进几遍晚餐。其中有一个男女,为自作者与普里西拉的首先个宝宝在出生前,进行了宝贝洗礼派对。明年,这个孩子们都要上高校了,是的,他们每二个都要上高校了,而且她们都将骄傲地成为本身家族里首先名博士。

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花一点年华,去扶助其余人,那是我们种种人都得以做到的。让大家因此此举,让各种人都有落实人生目的的肆意——不仅归因于这么做是不错的,更是因为当大千世界可以把梦想变成伟大的求实时,咱们种种人都会变得更好。

“目的”不仅来源于于工作。去贯彻“让各种人都有活的有目的”的第2种方法是建立社区。
而当我们这一代人说“每种人”的时候,大家指的是——世界上的每壹个人。

来做1个调研:你们有稍许来自美利坚合众国之外任何国家?你们中有个别许人是她们的意中人?看到了啊?大家出生于二个团结的世界。

在新近一项调研中,世界内地的80后90后被必要采用自个儿认同的身份,最盛行的答案不是国籍,宗教或种族,它是“世界国民”。

那是三个标志性的风云。

每一代人都增加了我们认可的“自身人”。对咱们来说,它未来包涵了全副世界。

回想历史,历史的轮子总是青睐于更大基数的共用 – 从部落到城池到国家 –
来贯彻我们不只怕独立做的事体。

咱俩认为现行最大的机会是全球性的 –

咱俩得以变成甘休贫穷和了结疾病的一代人。但还要大家也发觉到大家面临的巨大挑战也亟需全世界性的通力合营

并未多少个国家可以独自应对天气变化或预防全世界大瘟疫。要想赢得提高无法靠单个城市或国家,更是要相依为命海内外社会。

但大家生活在1个不安宁的一代。有人被全世界化所丢弃。即使大家对大家协调的生活感到干扰,那么很难在其余地点照顾旁人,因为有内在的压力。

那是大家一代的冲刺。有帮忙自由,开放和反对威权主义,孤立主义和民族主义势力的能力。有资助文化流动,贸易和移民。那不是一场国家里面的劳顿奋斗,而是一场思想的忙碌奋斗。每一个国家的人们都有资助和报告举世化的人。

那不会在联合国控制。那将在各样地点发出,当大家足足的觉得到大家协调的重任和稳定感,大家可以起来关怀其余人。最好的措施是从头建立地点的社群。

大家都从大家的社群中拿到意义。无论我们的社群是邻里社区依旧运动小组,教堂或音乐公司。他们给大家归属感,我们属于的群体的一片段,大家不是1人;社群给了大家扩张大家的视野的力量。

那就是为何这几十年来各项协会的会员人数下跌了肆分一的谜底是何其必要引起注意!以往如拾草芥人都亟待在其余地点找找生活的沉重。

唯独,作者明白大家可以重建大家的社群,因为你们中许五人已经起来行走了。

自小编赶上了昨天结业的AgnesIgoye,(对现场说,你在哪儿,Agnes?)她在乌干达的冲突地区度过童年时期,以往他在教练数以千计的执法人士来维系社区的平安。

作者遇上凯拉和Niha,也是后天毕业,他们发起了五个非营利团体,将患有疾患的人与社区内愿意赞助他们的人联系起来。

小编碰着了大卫 Razu
Aznar,后天从Kennedy政治高校完成学业(对现场说,戴维站起来)。

他是前墨西哥市的议员,他打响领导了一场活动,使墨西哥城变成首个通过婚姻一样法案的拉丁美洲都会,甚至比维也纳还早。

那也是本身要好的传说。多少个宅在宿舍的学员,三次两次三番了三个社群,然后始终维护它,直到有一天我们总是了全部社会风气。

更改来自个儿边。甚至满世界性的转移也是根源微小的事物 ——
和大家一致的人。在咱们这一代,大家的竭力能或不能连接更五人和事,能照旧不能把握大家最大的火候,都归结于这一点—— 你是不是有力量搭建社群并且创办三个全部人都能有义务感的世界。

2017届的同学们,你们结业于八个最好须要职务感的世界。而怎么开创它由你本身控制。

那么以往,你或者在想:作者的确能一气浑成吗?

还记得自个儿前面提到的本身在Boys and Girls
Club教师的课程吗?有一天下课后,作者正和他们议论高校,其中2个特级的学生举手说道他并不分明他是否可以上大学因为他是从未身份的。他全然不知晓,高校会不会批准他入学!

去年,在他过生日的时候,小编带她去吃早餐。作者想送给他一个红包,所以自个儿问她想要什么,然后她发轫谈论他看看的正在挣扎于进入大学的学员,“你精晓的,作者实在就想要一本关于社会公正的书。”

自我被触动了。那本该是个精光能够愤世嫉俗的青年。他不知情她所名叫家乡的,他唯一知情的国家,是不是会拒绝她上大学的盼望。但他协调并不认为遗憾。他甚至都不曾想到本人。他有更伟大的任务感,他想要带着大家一同发展。

是因为将来所处的状态,作者并不或许表露他的名字,因为小编不想把他置身于危险之中。然则,假如3个不知晓自个儿前途会怎么的高中生都能为促进世界做出自个儿的贡献,那么大家也理应对这一个世界做出大家的孝敬。

在你们最终四次走出这一个校门此前,当我们坐在这回想教堂前的时候,作者想起了一段祈祷,Mi
Shebeirach,每当本身面对挑衅时本身都会说的,每当笔者把孙女放进婴孩床里想象着他的今后都会唱到的:

“May the source of strength, who blessed the ones before us, help us
*find the courage* to make our lives a blessing.”

自家期待您们也可以找到属于自个儿的胆量,使你们的性命化为三个祝福。

恭贺你们,2017届的同室们!祝你们好运!

– 扎克Berg

英文演说全文:

President Faust, Board of Overseers, faculty, alumni, friends, proud
parents, members of the ad board, and graduates of the greatest
university in the world,

I’m honored to be with you today because, let’s face it, you
accomplished something I never could. If I get through this speech,
it’ll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard. Class of
2017, congratulations!

I’m an unlikely speaker, not just because I dropped out, but because
we’re technically in the same generation. We walked this yard less than
a decade apart, studied the same ideas and slept through the same Ec10
lectures. We may have taken different paths to get here, especially if
you came all the way from the Quad, but today I want to share what I’ve
learned about our generation and the world we’re building together.

But first, the last couple of days have brought back a lot of good
memories.

How many of you remember exactly what you were doing when you got that
email telling you that you got into Harvard? I was playing Civilization
and I ran downstairs, got my dad, and for some reason, his reaction was
to video me opening the email. That could have been a really sad video.
I swear getting into Harvard is still the thing my parents are most
proud of me for.

What about your first lecture at Harvard? Mine was Computer Science 121
with the incredible Harry Lewis. I was late so I threw on a t-shirt and
didn’t realize until afterwards it was inside out and backwards with my
tag sticking out the front. I couldn’t figure out why no one would talk
to me — except one guy, KX Jin, he just went with it. We ended updoing
our problem sets together, and now he runs a big part of Facebook. And
that, Class of 2017, is why you should be nice to people.

But my best memory from Harvard was meeting Priscilla. I had just
launched this prank website Facemash, and the ad board wanted to “see
me”. Everyone thought I was going to get kicked out. My parents came to
help me pack. My friends threw me a going away party. A sluck would have
it, Priscilla was at that party with her friend. We met in line for the
bathroom in the Pfoho Bell tower, and in what must be one of the all
time romantic lines, I said: “I’m going to get kicked out in three days,
so we need to go on a date quickly.”

Actually, any of you graduating can use that line.

I didn’t end up getting kicked out — I did that to myself. Priscilla
and I started dating. And, you know, that movie made it seem like
Facemash was so important to creating Facebook. It wasn’t. But without
Facemash I wouldn’t have met Priscilla, and she’s the most important
person in my life, so you could say it was the most important thing I
built in my time here.

We’ve all started life long friendships here, and some of us even
families. That’s why I’m so grateful to this place.Thanks, Harvard.

Today I want to talk about purpose. But I’m not here to give you the
standard commencement about finding your purpose.We’re millennials.
We’ll try to do that instinctively. Instead, I’m here to tell you
finding your purpose isn’t enough. The challenge for our generation is
creating a world where everyone has a sense of purpose.

One of my favorite stories is when John F Kennedy visited the NASA space
center, he saw a janitor carrying a broom and he walked over and asked
what he was doing. The janitor responded: “Mr.President, I’m helping put
a man on the moon”.

Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than
ourselves, that we are needed, that we have something better ahead to
work for. Purpose is what creates true happiness.

You’re graduating at a time when this is especially important. When our
parents graduated, purpose reliably came from your job, your church,
your community. But today, technology and automation are eliminating
many jobs. Membership in communities is declining. Many people feel
disconnected and depressed, and are trying to fill a void.

As I’ve traveled around, I’ve sat with children in juvenile detention
and opinid addicts, who told me their lives could have turned out
differently if they just had something to do, an after school program or
somewhere to go. I’ve met factory workers who know their old jobs aren’t
coming back and are trying to find their place.

To keep our society moving forward, we have a generational challenge —
to not only create new jobs, but create a renewed sense of purpose.

I remember the night I launched Facebook from my little dorm in Kirkland
House. I went to Noch’s with my friend KX. I remember telling him I was
excited to connect the Harvard community, but one day someone would
connect the whole world.

The thing is, it never even occurred to me that someone might be us. We
were just college kids. We didn’t know anything about that. There were
all these big technology companies with resources. I just assumed one of
them would do it. But this idea was so clear to us — that all people
want to connect. So we just kept moving forward, day by day.

I know a lot of you will have your own stories just like this. A change
in the world that seems so clear you’re suresomeone else will do it. But
they won’t. You will.

But it’s not enough to have purpose yourself. You have to create a sense
of purpose for others.

I found that out the hard way. You see, my hope was never to build a
company, but to make an impact. And as all these people started joining
us, I just assumed that’s what they cared about too, so I never
explained what I hoped we’d build.

A couple years in, some big companies wanted to buy us. I didn’t want to
sell. I wanted to see if we could connect more people. We were building
the first News Feed, and I thought if we could just launch this, it
could change how we learn about the world.

Nearly everyone else wanted to sell. Without a sense of higher purpose,
this was the startup dream come true. It tore our company apart. After
one tense argument, an advisor told me if I didn’t agree to sell, I
would regret the decision for the rest of my life.Relationships were so
frayed that within a year or so every single person onthe management
team was gone.

That was my hardest time leading Facebook. I believed in what we were
doing, but I felt alone. And worse, it was my fault. I wondered if I was
just wrong, an imposter, a 22 year-old kid who had no idea how the world
worked.

Now, years later, I understand that *is* how things work with no sense
of higher purpose. It’s up to us to create it sowe can all keep moving
forward together.

Today I want to talk about three ways tocreate a world where everyone
has a sense of purpose: by taking on bigmeaningful projects together, by
redefining equality so everyone has thefreedom to pursue purpose, and by
building community across the world.

First, let’s take on big meaningful projects.

Our generation will have to deal with tens of millions of jobs replaced
by automation like self-driving cars and trucks.But we have the
potential to do so much more together.

Every generation has its defining works. More than 300,000 people worked
to put a man on the moon – including thatjanitor. Millions of volunteers
immunized children around the world against polio. Millions of more
people built the Hoover dam and other great projects.

These projects didn’t just provide purposefor the people doing those
jobs, they gave our whole country a sense of pridethat we could do great
things.

Now it’s our turn to do great things. Iknow, you’re probably thinking: I
don’t know how to build a dam, or get amillion people involved in
anything.

But let me tell you a secret: no one does when they begin. Ideas don’t
come out fully formed. They only become clear asyou work on them. You
just have to get started.

If I had to understand everything about connecting people before I
began, I never would have started Facebook.

Movies and pop culture get this all wrong.The idea of a single eureka
moment is a dangerous lie. It makes us feel in adequate since we haven’t
had ours. It prevents people with seeds of good ideas from getting
started. Oh, you know what else movies get wrong about innovation? No
one writes math formulas on glass. That’s not a thing.

It’s good to be idealistic. But be prepared to be misunderstood. Anyone
working on a big vision will get called crazy, evenif you end up right.
Anyone working on a complex problem will get blamed fornot fully
understanding the challenge, even though it’s impossible to know
everything upfront. Anyone taking initiative will get criticized for
moving toofast, because there’s always someone who wants to slow you
down.

In our society, we often don’t do bigthings because we’re so afraid of
making mistakes that we ignore all the things wrong today if we do
nothing. The reality is, anything we do will have issues in the future.
But that can’t keep us from starting.

So what are we waiting for? It’s time forour generation-defining public
works. How about stopping climate change before we destroy the planet
and getting millions of people involved manufacturing and installing
solar panels? How about curing all diseases and asking volunteers to
track their health data and share their genomes? Today we spend 50x more
treating people who are sick than we spend finding cures so people don’t
get sick in the first place. That makes no sense. We can fix this. How
about modernizing democracy so everyone can vote online, and
personalizing education so everyonecan learn?

These achievements are within our reach. Let’s do them all in a way that
gives everyone in our society a role. Let’s dobig things, not only to
create progress, but to create purpose.

So taking on big meaningful projects is the first thing we can do to
create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose.

The second is redefining equality to give everyone the freedom they need
to pursue purpose.

Many of our parents had stable jobs throughout their careers. Now we’re
all entrepreneurial, whether we’re starting projects or finding or role.
And that’s great. Our culture of entrepreneurshipis how we create so
much progress.

Now, an entrepreneurial culture thriveswhen it’s easy to try lots of new
ideas. Facebook wasn’t the first thing I built. I also built games, chat
systems, study tools and music players. I’m not alone. JK Rowling got
rejected 12 times before publishing Harry Potter. Even Beyonce had to
make hundreds of songs to get Halo. The greatest successes come from
having the freedom to fail.

But today, we have a level of wealth inequality that hurts everyone.
When you don’t have the freedom to take your idea and turn it into a
historic enterprise, we all lose. Right now our society is way
over-indexed on rewarding success and we don’t do nearly enough to make
it easy for everyone to take lots of shots.

Let’s face it. There is something wrong with our system when I can leave
here and make billions of dollars in 10 years while millions of students
can’t afford to pay off their loans, let alone starta business.

Look, I know a lot of entrepreneurs, and I don’t know a single person
who gave up on starting a business because they might not make enough
money. But I know lots of people who haven’t pursued dreams because they
didn’t have a cushion to fall back on if they failed.

We all know we don’t succeed just by havinga good idea or working hard.
We succeed by being lucky too. If I had to support my family growing up
instead of having time to code, if I didn’t know I’d be fine if Facebook
didn’t work out, I wouldn’t be standing here today. If we’re honest, we
all know how much luck we’ve had.

Every generation expands its definition ofequality. Previous generations
fought for the vote and civil rights. They hadthe New Deal and Great
Society. Now it’s our time to define a new socialcontract for our
generation.

We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic
metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have arole we find meaningful.
We should explore ideas like universal basic income togive everyone a
cushion to try new things. We’re going to change jobs many times, so we
need affordable childcare to get to work and healthcare that aren’t tied
to one company. We’re all going to make mistakes, so we need asociety
that focuses less on locking us up or stigmatizing us. And as technology
keeps changing, we need to focus more on continuous education throughout
our lives.

And yes, giving everyone the freedom to pursue purpose isn’t free.
People like me should pay for it. Many of you will do well and you
should too.

That’s why Priscilla and I started the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and
committed our wealth to promoting equal opportunity.These are the values
of our generation. It was never a question of if we were going to do
this. The only question was when.

Millennials are already one of the most charitable generations in
history. In one year, three of four US millennials made a donation and
seven out of ten raised money for charity.

But it’s not just about money. You can also give time. I promise you, if
you take an hour or two a week — that’s all it takes to give someone a
hand, to help them reach their potential.

Maybe you think that’s too much time. I used to. When Priscilla
graduated from Harvard she became a teacher, and before she’d do
education work with me, she told me I needed to teach a class. I
complained: “Well, I’m kind of busy. I’m running this company.” But she
insisted, so I taught a middle school program on entrepreneurship at the
local Boys and Girls Club.

I taught them lessons on product development and marketing, and they
taught me what it’s like feeling targeted for your race and having a
family member in prison. I shared stories from my time in school, and
they shared their hope of one day going to college too. For five years
now, I’ve been having dinner with those kids every month. One of them
threw me and Priscilla our first baby shower. And next year they’re
going to college. Every one of them. First in their families.

We can all make time to give someone ahand. Let’s give everyone the
freedom to pursue their purpose — not only because it’s the right thing
to do, but because when more people can turn their dreams into something
great, we’re all better for it.

Purpose doesn’t only come from work. The third way we can create a sense
of purpose for everyone is by building community. And when our
generation says “everyone”, we mean everyone in the world.

Quick show of hands: how many of you are from another country? Now, how
many of you are friends with one of these folks? Now we’re talking. We
have grown up connected.

In a survey asking millennials around the world what defines our
identity, the most popular answer wasn’t nationality, religionor
ethnicity, it was “citizen of the world”. That’s a big deal.

Every generation expands the circle of people we consider “one of us”.
For us, it now encompasses the entire world.

We understand the great arc of human history bends towards people coming
together in ever greater numbers — from tribes to cities to nations —
to achieve things we couldn’t on our own.

We get that our greatest opportunities are now global — we can be the
generation that ends poverty, that ends disease. We get that our
greatest challenges need global responses too — no country canfight
climate change alone or prevent pandemics. Progress now requires coming
together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community.

But we live in an unstable time. There are people left behind by
globalization across the world. It’s hard to care about people in other
places if we don’t feel good about our lives here at home.There’s
pressure to turn inwards.

This is the struggle of our time. The forces of freedom, openness and
global community against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism
and nationalism. Forces for the flow of knowledge, trade and immigration
against those who would slow them down. This is not a battle of nations,
it’s a battle of ideas. There are people in everycountry for global
connection and good people against it.

This isn’t going to be decided at the UN either. It’s going to happen at
the local level, when enough of us feel a sense of purpose and stability
in our own lives that we can open up and start caring about everyone.
The best way to do that is to start building local communities right
now.

We all get meaning from our communities.Whether our communities are
houses or sports teams, churches or music groups, they give us that
sense we are part of something bigger, that we are not alone; they give
us the strength to expand our horizons.

That’s why it’s so striking that fordecades, membership in all kinds of
groups has declined as much as one-quarter.That’s a lot of people who
now need to find purpose somewhere else.

But I know we can rebuild our communitiesand start new ones because many
of you already are.

I met Agnes Igoye, who’s graduating today.Where are you, Agnes? She
spent her childhood navigating conflict zones inUganda, and now she
trains thousands of law enforcement officers to keepcommunities safe.

I met Kayla Oakley and Niha Jain,graduating today, too. Stand up. Kayla
and Niha started a non-profit that connects people suffering from
illnesses with people in their communities willing to help.

I met David Razu Aznar, graduating from the Kennedy School today. David,
stand up. He’s a former city councilor who successfully led the battle
to make Mexico City the first Latin American city to pass marriage
equality — even before San Francisco.

This is my story too. A student in a dormroom, connecting one community
at a time, and keeping at it until one day we connect the whole world.

Change starts local. Even global changesstart small — with people like
us. In our generation, the struggle of whether we connect more, whether
we achieve our biggest opportunities, comes down to this — your ability
to build communities and create a world where every single person has a
sense of purpose.

Class of 2017, you are graduating into a world that needs purpose. It’s
up to you to create it.

Now, you may be thinking: can I really do this?

Remember when I told you about that class I taught at the Boys and Girls
Club? One day after class I was talking to them about college, and one
of my top students raised his hand and said he wasn’t sure he could go
because he’s undocumented. He didn’t know if they’d let him in.

Last year I took him out to breakfast for his birthday. I wanted to get
him a present, so I asked him and he started talking about students he
saw struggling and said “You know, I’d really just like a book on social
justice.”

I was blown away. Here’s a young guy who has every reason to be cynical.
He didn’t know if the country he calls home –the only one he’s known —
would deny him his dream of going to college. But he wasn’t feeling
sorry for himself. He wasn’t even thinking of himself. He has a greater
sense of purpose, and he’s going to bring people along with him.

It says something about our currentsituation that I can’t even say his
name because I don’t want to put him at risk. But if a high school
senior who doesn’t know what the future holds can do his part to move
the world forward, then we owe it to the world to do our part too.

Before you walk out those gates one last time, as we sit in front of
Memorial Church, I am reminded of a prayer, MiShebeirach, that I say
whenever I face a challenge, that I sing to my daughter thinking about
her future when I tuck her into bed. It goes:

“May the source of strength, who blessed the ones before us, help us
*find the courage* to make our lives a blessing.”

I hope you find the courage to make your life a blessing.

Congratulations, Class of ’17! Good luck out there.

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