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The challenge for our generation is creating a world where everyone has a sense of purpose.
2017/06/23 03:02
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.
2017/06/23 03:02
To keep our society moving forward, we have a generational challenge -- to not only create new jobs, but create a renewed sense of purpose.
2017/06/23 03:04
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.
2017/06/23 03:05
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.
2017/06/23 03:09
Ideas don't come out fully formed. They only become clear as you work on them. You just have to get started.
2017/06/23 03:12
It's good to be idealistic. But be prepared to be misunderstood.
2017/06/23 03:13
Anyone taking initiative will get criticized for moving too fast, because there's always someone who wants to slow you down.
2017/06/23 03:14
Let's do big things, not only to create progress, but to create purpose.
2017/06/23 03:15
The greatest successes come from having the freedom to fail.
2017/06/23 03:16
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.
2017/06/23 03:22
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.
2017/06/23 03:25
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.
2017/06/23 03:28
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.
2017/06/23 03:33