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10多年前,马克·扎克伯格为创建推文(Tweet)辍学,前几天,他将到俄亥俄州立高校结业典礼上实行演说,并收受该大学发布的学位。12月25号,扎克Berg作为演讲嘉宾参预斯坦福高校第②66届毕业典礼。在此以前,谦虚的小扎还向「辍学创产业界」的父老比尔·盖茨询问了见识,因为在十年前,Bill盖茨也一律的身份出现在巴黎综合理工科的结业典礼上明天晚上,扎克Berg已经再次回到到学校俄亥俄州立,并重返了温馨读书时早已住过的寝室,用FacebookLive在这里做起了直播。

这二日被推特(TWTR.US)(TWT智跑.US)创办人马克.扎克Berg在2017届学生完成学业典礼的演讲刷屏了,有没有被扎克Berg的哪一句话扎到了你?

扎克Berg(MarkZuckerberg)来到当时住过的学生宿舍,纪念起当时与室友生活的佳话,包含曾经喜欢的拼盘、窄小的床铺及室友间的恶作剧;并介绍了友好立时正是在宿舍的1个小桌子上编写制定Instagram的率先个本子。扎克Berg还到区别的宿舍与学弟聊天,分享温馨创业的故事。扎克Berg谈到他在高等高校时期创设的Facemash网站,那么些网站能够查询到田纳西理工科具备学员的照片和个人消息,并投票出人气最高的学习者,须臾间就招致强大反响,当她盘算关闭这几个网站时却发现无法登陆电脑,因为新加坡国立认为该网站入侵隐衷,要切断他宿舍的网络。正是在此之后,扎克Berg起首撰写Twitter网站的代码,并辍学创业。


时隔13年再一次再次来到高校,扎克伯格已不再是那时食不果腹的低龄幼儿少年,而是坐拥伍仟亿美元股票总市值公司的科技(science and technology)业老大。此次陪同扎克Berg的还有他的爱人PriscillaChan,几人还追忆起当时的相恋传说,PriscillaChan称,大学时候他每一天晚上5点起床,可是扎克Berg却刚开首睡觉,多个人作息时间完全相反。ZackBerg解释称,写程序须要安静的条件,没有人打扰。


本次是扎克Berg13二〇二〇年第1遍回到高校,他将在毕业典礼上登载阐述,并收受新加坡国立予以的学位。对!辍学13年的扎克Berg终于要毕业了。在演讲中,扎克Berg说道,大概她不是来斯坦福(science and technology)解说的合乎人选,因为他和到位的同室大致是一代人。他回想了上下一心吸收音和录音取信的随时,以及在大学上的第三门课(包含他在课上穿反了衣裳的细节)。他回忆了与老婆Priscilla相遇的历程,以及哪些控制暂停学业。本次,他演说的主旨是“指标”(purpose),可是他不是让插足的毕业生们理解本人的靶子,而是希望她们能成立二个大千世界都有对象的世界。对此,ZackBerg提议了两种格局:共同创设有意义的类型,对各样人都有一致自由来追求目的重下定义,在世界范围内创制社区。

(糖糖教主说:”咦,那扎克Berg演说的不便是平常老大说的那多少个话么?!)

来看看他的发言全程:

(是啊是啊,今后由扎克Berg说出去正是个正理了~嘿嘿~)

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.

1.“大家是千禧一代,大家会由于直觉和本能发现指标……仅仅发现指标还不够。我们那代人面临的挑衅,是开创贰个芸芸众生都能有职分感的社会风气。”

3.“没有人从一开首就清楚什么做,想法并不会在早期就全盘成型。只有当您办事时才变得稳步清晰,你只供给做的便是伊始。纵然本人不能够不在起来(照片墙(推特))此前就询问明白‘如何连接人’的想法,那么本身就不会运行Instagram(TWTQashqai.US) 了。”

4.“也许电影和流行文化会令人觉着被误导,那多少个想法会冒出在部分管用一闪的时刻,那实际上是八个急功近利的假话。那让大家倍感不知足,因为我们从没了我们同舟共济的(行动)”

5.“理想主义是好事,但你要做好被误会的备选。”

6.“ 推特(Twitter)并不是自家做的率先件事,小编还做过游戏、聊天系统、学习工具和音乐播放器。笔者并不孤独,
因为 JKLorraine在出版《哈利Porter》以前被驳回了 1陆遍……最大的打响源于于大家拥有战败的即兴。”

7.“人人都会犯错,所以大家须要2个更少毁谤与约束的社会。随着技术的频频变动,大家要越多地关爱继续教育,活到老,学到老。”

8.“花一点光阴,去帮衬其旁人,那是大家各种人都足以实现的。让大家通过行动,让各类人都有落实人生目的的自由——不仅因为如此做是没错的,更是因为当人们得以把梦想成为伟大的现实时,大家各样人都会变得更好。”

9.“在我们这一代,我们的极力能还是不可能连接更几个人和事,能还是不能把握我们最大的火候,都归咎于那一点—— 你是还是不是有能力搭建社会群众体育并且成立三个全数人都能有职责感的世界。”

10.“作者盼望您们也得以找到属于自个儿的胆量,使你们的生命化为2个祝福。”

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 up doing
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.

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附ZackBerg在学堂巴黎高师毕业典礼的解说中国和英国全文——

解说全文汉译:

Faust校长,校监察委员会员会成员们,老师、校友、朋友、自豪的父母们、管委的委员们,以及整个世界最宏高校校的毕业生们!

明日和你们待在一起作者感觉荣耀,因为说实话,你们做到了贰个自个儿永久无法办到的姣好。等自家做完这几个演说,那将是作者首先次在北卡罗来纳教堂山分校高校形成的某件事。2017的结业班同学,祝贺你们!

自身本不容许是站在此间刊登演讲的人,不仅仅因为本人是一名辍学生,还因为实在我们是同一代人。小编看成学生走在那么些学校里,也等于不过十年前的政工。大家上学过相同的知识,同样在EC10课堂上补觉。固然大家经过不相同的法子来到此地,越发这几个来自Quad园区的校友(The
Quad以前是Radcliffe
College的女孩子宿舍。Radcliffe从1879至一九七八年是华盛顿圣Louis分校的女性高校,一九七七年汇入加州洛杉矶分校);但明天自家想和你们分享的是,作者对我们那代人的一些设法,和大家正在团结一致建设的这一个世界。

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第壹,过去几天令本身回想很多美好的追思。

你们在那之中有个别人还适合记得,当初收受浦项科学技术的任用通告邮件时在做哪些?当时自家正在玩《文明》游戏,然后自身跑下楼,找到本人的爹爹,不过他的反射很意外,居然开拍小编打开邮件的进度。那一个录制恐怕看着挺优伤啊。但本身发誓,被德克萨斯奥斯汀分校州立引用,是最令作者父母为自家感觉骄傲的业务。

你们还记得在新加坡国立上的第四节课吗?小编上的是总结机121,HarryLewis老师一级棒。当时本人要迟到了,于是抓了件半袖就套在身上,结果直到上午才发现作者把它左右里外都穿反了,商标都露在前胸。然后本人还猜忌怎么没人理作者,除了壹个人,KX
Jin,他并未理会那些。之后,大家早先组成代表队化解难题,现在她负担推文(Tweet)(照片墙)非常大学一年级块业务。那表达什么?2017的毕业生们,那表达为啥你们应当对旁人友善一些。

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唯独本身在新加坡国立最美好的想起,是小编遇见了Priscilla(扎克Berg爱妻)。当时自身刚上线八个恶作剧网站Facemash,然后管理委员会代表“要见作者”,全部人都是为笔者要被赶走了。小编爸妈来帮本人打包行李;作者对象帮笔者搞了个告别派对。幸运的事体就在此地,Priscilla和他爱人一块,来到了那几个Party。我们在Pfoho
贝尔tower的盥洗室向外排水队时遇见了,接下去发生了一件永生难忘的肉麻事件——我说:“作者三日后就要被赶出学校了,所以我们必要尽早上马斯Terry赫特条约会。”

实在,你们全数人都得以采取那几个套路。

本身未曾被开除——作者想艺术留下来了。Priscilla开始和笔者约会。你们知道,那部电影(《社交互连网》)说的Facemash对创立Facebook好像很重点似的。并非如此。可是没有Facemash的话,笔者遇不到Priscilla。她是自家生命中最要害的人,所以从那几个角度说,Facemash是自个儿人生中做出的最重点的相同东西。

在那里,我们初步结交毕生的相知,甚至一些今后会化为亲戚。那是干吗本身对那边如此多谢的来头。多谢你,澳大拉斯维加斯国立!

今天本身想谈谈指标(Purpose),可是作者不是来给你们做一些程序化的宣言,告诉你们怎么发现指标的。大家是千禧一代,我们会出于直觉和本能发现指标。相反地,作者站在这边要说的,是独自发现目的还不够。大家这代人面临的挑战,是成立二个众人都能有职责感的社会风气。

自个儿最欢欣的1个好玩的事,是John·F·Kennedy访问美利坚合众国宇宙航行局太空宗旨时,看到了三个拿着扫帚的门房人。于是他走过去问那人在干什么。看门人答应说:“总统先生,笔者正在协助把壹人送往月球。”

目的是大家发现到大家是比自个儿更大的东西的一有些,是大家被必要的、大家须求更进一步之矢志不渝的东西。指标能创造真正的欣喜。

明天,你在那些尤其主要的随时结业了。当您爹妈毕业的时候,目的极大程度上来自工作、教会、社会群众体育。可是前几日,技术和自动化正在替代很多工作,社区成员人数也在下滑。许几个人觉得消沉,感到自身被隔开分离开来了,同时也在力图填补空白。当小编走过很多地点的时候,小编曾和重重被拘系的、阿片类药物成瘾的儿女们坐在一起,他们告诉自个儿一旦他们有事可做,出席课后活动依旧有地点可去,他们的人生会变得很不雷同。作者也碰到过不少厂子的老工人,他们迫于再从事在此以前从事的办事了,所以计算找到新的能做的事。

为了保全社会的开拓进取,大家身负挑衅——不仅仅是创制新的干活,还要创建新的对象。

自己还记得在Kirkland
House的小宿舍中开创推特的那晚。笔者和作者的心上人KX去了Noch。笔者纪念小编告诉她,小编很满面春风能把浙大的社会群众体育连接起来,然则有一天,有人会把全体世界都连接起来。

本人完全没有想到此人会是大家。当时我们还只是博士,对此还并不打听。全体那么些巨型技术公司都有财富,我只是认为个中3个大商店会实现那或多或少。但是,小编对那一个想法很确信——所有人都想和交互连接,所以大家一向在朝那一个样子努力上进。

自个儿晓得你们中的很四个人也会有接近的遗闻。你认为很多少人都在变更世界,可是他们并不曾,而你会。

然则,光有对象是不够的。你无法不持有心系旁人的指标。

察觉到那一点分外难。笔者向来没想过成立三个同盟社,笔者想要的是开创影响力。更加多的人进入我们,小编只要他们跟笔者关怀的是相同的事物,所以自身一直没解释过自家到底希望树立什么。

几年来,一些大集团想要收购大家。小编回绝了。小编想清楚是或不是能接二连三更多的人。大家正在成立第一个消息流(News
Feed),当时本身想,假使我们能做到那或多或少,它只怕会变动我们上学世界的艺术。

大致全数人都想让自身把集团卖了。没有更高远的职责感,这几个创业集团不容许梦想成真。经过激烈的争执后,1个人顾问跟小编说,假使作者不允许出售,笔者会后悔毕生。一年左右的年月里,当时的管理层大约都走了。

那是自身在推特(TWTR.US)(推特(TWTR.US))时最困难的每七日。笔者相信大家在做的东西,不过自身也感觉到孤单。更不好的是,当时我觉着那是作者的错。笔者在想是还是不是自个儿错了,三个21虚岁的少年小孩子,都不知情世界是怎么运行的。

多年从此的明日,我精晓了那是因为尚未更高的靶子。是不是创造它取决于大家,所以大家能一起发展。

前几日自作者想谈谈创建二个各样人都有义务感的世界的两种方法:一起做有含义的品类;通过重复定义平等,使各样人都有追求指标的轻易;在全球建立社会群众体育。

先是,让我们来说说做有含义的类别。

大家这一代将不得不面对数千万的干活被机器取代的事态,比如自动驾车。但大家还有好多事能一起去完成。

每一代都有属于自个儿一时半刻的创作。比如有超越30万人联合署名全力,令人类登上了月球——包罗丰硕看门的人;数百万志愿者为世界各市的孩提麻痹症病人打疫苗;数以百万计的人为建立胡佛水坝和其余英雄的体系进献了投机的能力。

做那几个品种的沉重,并不仅是为人人提供工作,而是让大家全体国家感到自豪,我们能够做一些宏大的事务。

于今轮到我们来做一些了不起的事了。小编晓得,你也许会想:笔者不明了什么修筑水坝,也许什么让一百万人涉足到其它业务中来。

但自个儿想告知您贰个神秘:没有人从一先导就驾驭什么做,想法并不会在先前时代就全盘成型。唯有当你工作时才变得慢慢明晰,你只须要做的便是初始。

一经本身不能够不在开头(推特)从前就询问明白“如何连接人”的想法,那么小编就不会运行推文(Tweet)了。

只怕电影和流行文化会令人觉着被误导,那一个想法会现出在部分卓有成效一闪的时刻,那实在是1个漏脯充饥的假话。这让我们感觉到不满足,因为大家尚无了我们温馨的(行动),它会堵住这个具有好想法的人去开头。对了,你理解影视当中还有如何是对创新的误会呢?那正是,没有人会在玻璃上写数学公式。那不是何许事。

事实上,理想主义是好事,但您要搞好被误会的预备。任何为了更大愿景工作的人想必会被称呼狂人,就算你最终获得成功。任何为了复杂难点工作的人都会因为不能够健全摸底挑衅而被斥责,即便你不恐怕事先精通全部。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,因为老是有人想让您慢下来。

在我们的社会里,我们并不平时做一些光辉的事,因为大家郁郁寡欢犯错。如若我们怎么着都不做,大家就马虎了明天有所的错误。事实上,大家所做的别的业务未来都会有标题。但那无法阻止大家初阶。

这大家还在等如何啊? 现在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,怎样阻止天气变化?怎么样让数百万人乐于参加制作和安装太阳电池板?
如何治愈全体疾病?怎么样需求志愿者跟踪他们的例行数据和享受他们的基因组?
明天,大家恐怕要花上50倍的价位去看病伤者,而不是找到一种医疗办法让人类第贰时半刻间不恐怕染上疾病。那并不客观,我们能够消除那一个标题。
民主现代化怎么着让每种人都能在网上投票,以及通过天性化教育让各样人都能读书?

这几个成就在我们能力限制内是能够兑现的,让我们让各个人在我们社会中发挥其应当的法力来做这么些事情。让我们做一些了不起的事务,不仅要开创发展,而是要开创purpose。

据此大家得以做的第1件事正是,创制1个每人都兼备任务感的世界。

其次件事是,重新定义平等,让各种人都有追求目标的随意。

大家这一代人的老人家,很多在整整职业生涯中都有稳定的干活。可是今后,大家这一代人都以集团家,无论大家是刚早先有个别类型依旧在探寻、或是已经扮演着这一个剧中人物。那都很棒,大家的创业文化刚刚是造成我们创设如此多提升的原故。

现在,只要在品尝很多新想法的时候,创业文化就会蓬勃发展。
Instagram并不是自个儿做的第叁件事,小编还做过游戏、聊天系统、学习工具和音乐播放器。小编并不孤单,
因为JKLorraine在出版《哈利Porter》此前被驳回了11回,就算碧昂丝也只能写了数百首歌曲,才有了前天哈尔o那首歌得到的光环。最大的打响来自于大家具有失利的即兴。

可是,今天,财富不均会让各类人都备受祸害。当你未曾轻易把您的想法变成七个历史性的商号的时候,大家就输了。以后,大家的社会在通往成功的路上有过多的教导,但我们做的不够,并不是每一个人都能够轻易得分(获得成功)。

面对现实吧,大家的社会系统是有题指标,当本人力所能及离开德克萨斯奥斯汀分校并在10年内赚取数十亿日币的时候,还有数百万上学的小孩子不大概归偿还贷款款,更不用说起来创业。

看,小编认识很多集团家,然则作者并不知道是还是不是有1个人是因为尚未充足的钱而遗弃创业。不过作者通晓许几人不敢追求梦想,因为一旦他们战败,并没有很好的缓冲(承托住)。

笔者们都领悟,想要成功,光凭一个好想法,可能3个好的办事态势,是遥远不够的。幸运也是成功很关键的成分。要是当场,笔者无能为力花时间编写代码,而是必须勤工俭学补贴家用,如若小编一筹莫展承受“万一脸书不能够不负众望”这一若是,小编明日都不会站在此处。诚实地想一想,大家都精通,(能够有明日)自身是何其的大幸。

每一代人的成人都扩张了一如既往的定义。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。以后到了作者们为这一代人定义新的社会契约的时候了。

咱俩应当有3个不仅凭借GDP这样的经济指标来衡量发展的社会,而是三个每一个人都能够找到本人的存在意义和角色的社会。我们应当追究像“普遍基本收入”那样的价值观,让每一位都有机遇品尝新东西。每种人都有大概换很多工作,那就须求我们得建立人人都负担得起的少儿托管保育机构和不束缚于就职单位的医疗保健,那样让人能够无负担地去上班。人人都会犯错,所以大家需求八个更少毁谤与约束的社会。乘势技术的穿梭转变,我们要越多地青眼继续教育,活到老,学到老。

没错,赋予每一种人追求指标的私行,那并不是免费的。像本身这么的人应当为此付费。在你们之中,许几人都会做得很好,当然,你们也有分文不取去做好。

那也是干吗当初 Priscilla 和自小编起步了Chan Zuckerberg
Initiative,并答应要大家的财富去推进机会均等。这一个是大家这代人的价值。“要不要如此做”向来都不是题材,唯一的题材是“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。千禧一代的比利时人在一年中,平均多个人里就有四个人会捐款,平均11位里就有7人会为爱心募捐。

但那也不仅仅限于金钱。你也得以进献你的时日。自家在此间向您担保,倘诺您可以每一两周要花3个时辰(去贡献和救助),就会有一人所以获得协助,甚至达成他们在此以前不大概达成的目的。

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大概你认为这太花时间了。笔者已经也这么认为。当Priscilla结业于佐治亚理工科(science and technology)后,她成了一名教师职员和工人,在他和自家一同投身教育行业后面,她告知小编,小编索要去助教一门课。作者抱怨道:“好啊,但是笔者很忙啊,笔者得经营推特(TWTR.US)啊。”可是她坚称让自家去上课,所以小编就在本土的男童女童俱乐部教师了一门关于创业精神的中学课程。

自小编教他俩在产品开发和市集经营销售中应该吸取的教训,从他们身上,笔者学到了当本身的种族受到社会关爱、或有家庭成员身陷囹圄时的感受。
笔者向她们分享了自笔者阅读时的传说,他们享受了对走进大学读书的期盼。
五年来,笔者每一个月都会和那一个子女一起共进一回晚餐。当中有八个亲骨肉,为自家与Priscilla的第三个小婴儿在出生前,进行了婴孩洗礼派对。二零二零年,那几个孩子们都要上海高校学了,是的,他们每二个都要上海高校学了,而且她们都将骄傲地成为亲善家族里首先名大学生。

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花一点时日,去救助其余人,这是大家每一种人都能够成功的。让大家透过行动,让种种人都有落实人生目的的私自——不仅归因于如此做是情有可原的,更是因为当大千世界能够把希望变成伟大的切切实实时,我们每种人都会变得更好。

“目的”不仅来源于于工作。去落到实处“让各种人都有活的有指标”的第二种办法是起家社区。
而当我们这一代人说“每种人”的时候,大家指的是——世界上的每壹人。

来做贰个考察:你们有些许来自United States之外其他国家?你们中有多少人是她们的爱人?看到了吗?大家出生于1个合力的社会风气。

在最近一项调查中,世界各省的80后90后被要求选用本人承认的身份,最流行的答案不是国籍,宗教或种族,它是“世界国民”。

那是二个标志性的轩然大波。

每一代人都增加了我们肯定的“自身人”。对我们的话,它今后包涵了一切社会风气。

回看历史,历史的车轮总是器重于更大基数的国有 – 从部落到都市到国家 –
来落到实处我们不能够独立做的工作。

咱俩认为现行反革命最大的空子是满世界性的 –

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. As luck would have
it, Priscilla was at that party with her friend. 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.”

咱俩得以变成结束贫穷和了结疾病的一代人。但还要我们也发觉到大家面临的宏伟挑衅也亟需全世界性的搭档

从不多少个国度能够独自应对天气变化或预防全世界大瘟疫。要想取得发展无法靠单个城市或国家,更是要通力海内外社会。

但大家生存在八个不安定的时代。有人被全世界化所废弃。如若大家对我们温馨的活着感到苦恼,那么很难在其余地点照顾外人,因为有内在的下压力。

这是大家时期的冲刺。有支撑自由,开放和反对威权主义,孤立主义和民族主义势力的能力。有支持文化流动,贸易和移民。那不是一场国家之间的拼搏,而是一场思想的创新优品。每种国家的人们都有帮助和上报全球化的人。

那不会在联合国决定。那将在每个地方产生,当我们丰裕的感到到大家友好的职责和稳定感,我们得以伊始关怀其余人。最好的法门是开头创制地点的社会群众体育。

咱俩都从大家的社会群众体育中收获意义。无论我们的社会群众体育是邻里社区抑或运动小组,教堂或音乐团队。他们给我们归属感,大家属于的群落的一部分,大家不是1个人;社会群众体育给了作者们扩大大家的视野的能力。

那便是为何这几十年来各项协会的会员人数降低了四分之一的真实情况是何其需求引起注意!以往众多少人都亟需在其他地方寻找生活的职务。

不过,作者领会我们得以重建大家的社会群众体育,因为你们中众三人一度起来走路了。

本身赶上了前天结业的AgnesIgoye,(对现场说,你在何地,Agnes?)她在乌干达的争执地区度过童年时代,今后她在教练数以千计的执法职员来维持社区的平安。

本人赶上凯拉和Niha,也是今天毕业,他们发起了3个非营利协会,将患有疾病的人与社区内愿意赞助他们的人关系起来。

自笔者遇见了大卫 Razu
Aznar,前几日从Kennedy政治大学结业(对现场说,大卫站起来)。

他是前墨市的议员,他打响领导了一场活动,使墨城变为第1个经过婚姻一样法案的拉美城市,甚至比特拉维夫还早。

那也是本身本人的逸事。二个宅在宿舍的学生,叁回连续了2个社会群众体育,然后始终维护它,直到有一天大家总是了一切社会风气。

转移来本身边。甚至全球性的更动也是源自微小的东西 ——
和大家一致的人。在大家这一代,大家的用力能还是不可能连接更几人和事,能或不可能把握大家最大的火候,都归咎于那一点—— 你是或不是有能力搭建社会群众体育并且创办叁个全部人都能有职务感的社会风气。

2017届的同桌们,你们结业于二个最好要求职务感的世界。而怎么开创它由你自个儿决定。

那么今后,你大概在想:笔者实在能一鼓作气吗?

还记得小编前边提到的本人在Boys and Girls
Club教授的课程吗?有一天下课后,作者正和他们谈论大学,在这之中五个超级的学生举手说道他并不鲜明他是还是不是足以上海高校学因为她是不曾地点的。他完全不清楚,大学会不会批准他入学!

二〇一八年,在他过生日的时候,笔者带她去吃早餐。作者想送给他2个红包,所以笔者问他想要什么,然后她起来探究他见到的正在挣扎于进入大学的上学的小孩子,“你知道的,笔者骨子里就想要一本关于社会公平的书。”

自己被触动了。那本该是个精光能够愤世嫉俗的小伙子。他不晓得他所名为家乡的,他唯一知情的国度,是还是不是会拒绝他上海南大学学学的愿意。但她协调并不认为遗憾。他甚至都不曾想到自身。他有更宏伟的职责感,他想要带着我们一起发展。

鉴于未来所处的景色,笔者并不能够表露他的名字,因为本人不想把她置身于危险之中。可是,要是叁个不知情本身前途会什么的高级中学生都能为推进世界做出本身的孝敬,那么大家也应当对这几个世界做出大家的进献。

在你们最终一遍走出那几个校门在此之前,当大家坐在那回想教堂前的时候,小编纪念了一段祈祷,Mi
Shebeirach,每当作者面对挑衅时本身都会说的,每当自个儿把孙女放进婴儿床里想象着他的现在都会唱到的:

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

本身希望你们也得以找到属于自个儿的勇气,使你们的人命化为七个祝福。

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.

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 lifelong 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 opioid 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 sure someone 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 on the 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 thatishow things work with no sense of
higher purpose. It’s up to us to create it so we can all keep moving
forward together.

Today I want to talk about three ways to create a world where everyone
has a sense of purpose: by taking on big meaningful projects together,
by redefining equality so everyone has the freedom 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 that janitor. 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 purpose for the people doing those
jobs, they gave our whole country a sense of pride that we could do
great things.

Now it’s our turn to do great things. I know, you’re probably thinking:
I don’t know how to build a dam, or get a million 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 as you 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 inadequate 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, even if you end up right.
Anyone working on a complex problem will get blamed for not fully
understanding the challenge, even though it’s impossible to know
everything upfront. Anyone taking initiative will get criticized for
moving too fast, because there’s always someone who wants to slow you
down.

In our society, we often don’t do big things 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 for our 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 everyone can 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 do big 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 entrepreneurship is how we create so
much progress.

Now, an entrepreneurial culture thrives when 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 start a 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 having a 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 of equality. Previous
generations fought for the vote and civil rights. They had the New Deal
and Great Society. Now it’s our time to define a new social contract 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 a role we find meaningful.
We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give 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 a society
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 a hand. 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, religion or
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 can fight
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 every country 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.

亚洲必赢网游戏手机版,That’s why it’s so striking that for decades, 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 communities and 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 in Uganda, and now she
trains thousands of law enforcement officers to keep communities 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 dorm room, connecting one community
at a time, and keeping at it until one day we connect the whole world.

Change starts local. Even global changes start 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 current situation 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, Mi Shebeirach, 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
usfind the courageto 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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