What is the purpose of your life?

A few days ago, Mark Zuckerberg delivered a commencement speech to the Harvard graduates, class 2017. It was an inspirational, sincere and rich speech.

Many hints of this speech are interesting and relevant, two more than others.

First of all, the sense of purpose. Having a purpose in life is crucial, it directs us and leads us when we might be in trouble. However, hardly ever is a purpose individualist. We usually aim at a scope that has advantages for us, and for those around. That contributes to creating a more just society, in accordance to our vision of justice.

The purpose is also a sense of community. Zuckerberg explains this broad vision telling the story of the visit President JFK paid to 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”. Continue reading

10 suggestions from Mark Zuckerberg to LUISS students

Mark Zuckerberg, the young founder of Facebook and pioneer of the new digital world, was in Rome yesterday and spoke to students in LUISS, after visiting Pope Francis and the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi.

It was an incredible opportunity and a great inspiration because of the many themes at stake. Pokemon Go, the importance of the origins to achieve success, to emotion in mentioning his daughter; Zuckerberg answered the many questions from students (whether LUISS or not) and those asked by the online community.

Many questions coloured the Aula Chiesa, in a Townhall Q&A that will be difficult to forget. To this extent, I found useful to write up a vademecum to keep clear the inspirations we received in this unforgettable day. Continue reading