CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 25: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at the Alumni Exercises at Harvard's 366th commencement exercises on May 25, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Zuckerberg studied computer science at Harvard before leaving to move Facebook to Paolo Alto, CA. He returned to the campus this week to his former dorm room and live streamed his visit. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Mark Zuckerberg gives Inspirational Commencement Speech at Harvard Graduation

The teenager who took the world by storm through a social media networking site and who has been an inspiration to entrepreneurs all over the world has finally graduated.

We are talking about none other than Facebook’s owner Mark Zuckerberg!

A few days ago, Zuckerberg shared his graduation pic with his friends, family, and fans and he shared with them that a long commencement speech would be on the way soon.

Today, Zuckerberg took to Facebook to share his inspirational speech. The main theme of his speech was how to find a “sense of purpose” and how to help create it for others. He began by sharing his memories of Harvard and how he met Priscilla:

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.”

He went on to discuss the duty of the passing graduates towards themselves and the society. He shared stories of his own struggles as an entrepreneur and how he too had a hard time being the “right one”. He gave three ways we can give ‘sense of purpose’ to everyone around us:

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.
Giving the example of movies and contrasting them with real life stories, the Facebook owner said that ‘overnight success’ is a myth. Towards the conclusion, he talked about the importance of community and how one needs a team to see a completion of a project:
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.
The most important take away from his speech was that no success is an overnight miracle. It takes courage and the will to take small steps towards our dream destination. These small steps eventually turns into projects that not just benefit one personally, but the society as well.
Social entrepreneurship doesn’t just hold us responsible towards ourselves and our enterprise, it holds us responsible for mankind.
You can read the whole commencement speech here.
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