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Mark Zuckerberg gets Harvard Degree

Stacy Diaz | 07 June, 2017, 04:29

Mark Zuckerberg may have dropped out of Harvard to make Facebook, the most used social network on the internet, but he was invited back today to give the commencement speech to the graduating class of 2017.

As people who were watching the speech online noticed, Zuckerberg's address contained motivational nuggets such as "I h heouou find the courage to" and "CECEOKOK wasn't the first thing I built". Last year, the founder of Facebook toured the United States to "understand" what people feel about his creation.

In an interview with Wired in October Obama didn't actually mention basic income, by name but did say policy-makers at all levels are going to have to "have a conversation" about it. "It took me about two weeks", Zuckerberg said in the video. It was 12 years ago that Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard.

The Facebook founder started his speech on a rather nostalgic note asking the students to remember what they were doing when they got the acceptance letter from Harvard.

Encouraging millenials to participate in charity, he said, "Millennials are one of the most charitable generations in history".

"It is good to be idealistic".

Zuckerberg not just collected his honorary doctor of laws degree during Harvard's 366th graduation ceremony but also gave heartwarming graduation speech during the event. In just a year, Zuckerberg says, nearly 3 out of 4 millennials in the U.S donated to charity; and nearly 7 out of 10 raised money for charity. They have also pledged to give away 99 percent of their massive wealth.

"Every generation expands the circle of people we consider 'one of us.' And in our generation, that now includes the whole world". But you should be really prepared to get misunderstood.

Zuckerberg said that on his tour around the states, he met opioid addicts and others who had fallen on hard times with factory closings, who said they might not have suffered if they had something to do. "This is the struggle of our times: The forces of freedom, openness and global community against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism and nationalism". This is not a battle of nations.

The address started off in a joking manner as he told the graduates, "You accomplished something I never could". Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself with his parents and his Harvard degree posing with his parents, smiles on all three faces and degree in hand.