Mark Zuckerberg gets Harvard Degree

Angelica Greene
May 27, 2017

Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg returned to the university Thursday to give graduates a commencement address, filled with calls for building a connected world "where every single person has a sense of goal". He returned to his alma mater on Thursday to give a commencement speech and finally collect a degree from the prestigious university, albeit an honorary one. Moreover, all other graduates present were moved by his mesmerizing words, as he showed a career path to them.

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

According to Zuckerberg, people in the older generation could get up every day because they had a sense of objective, PC Mag reports.

The owner of Facebook, addressed the 2017 commencement and joyfully thanked the Harvard administration for the degree. he also visited his old dorm room.

"Mom, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree", he wrote on his Facebook account, which was liked by 1.7 million people by 0130 GMT on Friday.

"Purpose is that feeling that you are part of something bigger than yourselves, that you are needed, that you have something better ahead to work for", Zuckerberg said in his speech, which he streamed live on Facebook. Zuckerberg soon got nostalgic about his college days.

Following your goal isn't free, so successful people should pay for it, said Zuckerberg.

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Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard as part of the class of 2006.

Talking to the audience he said, "I had just launched this prank website Facemash, and the ad board wanted to "see me".

Basic-income advocates say the changing nature of work - from human labor to artificially intelligent robots - combined with rising wealth inequality signal the need for an overhaul of how money is distributed. My parents drove up here to help me pack my stuff.

The address was the thematic opposite of much of President Trump's speeches, with some saying that Zuckerberg "positioned himself as the anti-Trump". "We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure that everyone has a cushion to try new ideas".

"It says something about our situation today that I can't even say his name because I don't want to put him at a risk", Zuckerberg said, voice wavering with emotion. Now it's our time to define a new social contract for our generation.

Besides launching Facebook, Zuckerberg also met his wife, Priscilla Chan, at Harvard.

"Every generation expands the circle of people we consider 'one of us.' And in our generation, that now includes the whole world".

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