Zuckerberg says commencement speech was the first thing he completed at Harvard

Claudine Rigal
Mai 29, 2017

In a speech to Harvard graduates on Thursday, Facebook Founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it's not enough for young people to find their own goal in life - they should "create a world where everyone has a sense of objective".

According to Zuckerberg, the first way for everyone to have a sense of goal is to get involved in big projects where many people can participate in. To help, he proposed exploring universal basic income, providing affordable childcare, and offering healthcare not tied to a single employer. He's right. For one, the rise of automation spells decreased opportunity for jobs - important positions once held by people before us, those who have paved the way for all our current technology to arrive. Membership in a lot of communities has been declining.

Zuckerberg, 33, will also give the commencement address for his alma mater's class of 2017.

"Change starts local. Even global changes start small - with people like us", the Facebook CEO said. We met in line for the bathroom in the Pfoho Belltower, 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, '" he told the audience. It was there that he coded and launched the original Facebook website, thefacebook.com, before dropping out in his sophomore year to further his pursuits at the fledgling company.

"As our technology keeps on evolving, we need a society that is more focused on providing continuous education through our lives", Zuckerberg said. He began his speech telling students, "You accomplished something I never could". We'll try to do that instinctively.

Mark Zuckerberg who was at Harvard yesterday, from where he launched Facebook, told graduates that it was up to them to bring objective to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community. This, he said, has made finding goal different from past generations where it could be derived from a reliable job in a stable workforce. Though he didn't specify what sorts of projects those should be, or what hand companies such as Facebook could play in them, he did cite some past examples.

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's CEO returned to Harvard Thursday, telling graduates that it is up to their generation to create a objective for today's world, to care about others, to fight inequality and strengthen the global community.

"So what are we waiting for?" It's time for our generation-defining public works. He urged on doing big things with the reason to create progress as well as objective.

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