Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Only The Beginning

In Mark Zuckerberg's recent commencement address at Harvard, he said:

...it's not enough to have purpose yourself. You have to create a sense of purpose for others.

Let me congratulate Mr. Zuckerberg on saying something interesting.  By interesting, I mean something--unlike most of the cliches you hear at such addresses--you can actually disagree with.

I won't go into a long discussion of how I feel about Zuckerberg's claim.  I'll just say that creating a sense of purpose for others is a questionable and potentially dangerous activity.

In fact, the statement--the thesis of his speech--though well-meaning, can sound more like a threat than a promise.

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