In a letter to his daughter Max, Zuckerberg (Facebook’s CEO) made some very touching remarks I’ll love to share. But My question: CAN WE?
“In today’s world, we are robbed of the potential so many have to offer.
The only way to achieve our full potential is to channel the talents, ideas and contributions of every person in the world.
Can our generation eliminate poverty & hunger?
Can we provide everyone with basic health care?
Can we build inclusive and welcoming communities?
Can we nurture peaceful and understanding relationship between people and nations?
Can we truly empower everyone– women, children, underrepresented minorities, immigrants and the unconnected?
If our generation makes the right investments, the answer to each of these questions can be yes– and hopefully within your lifetime (our lifetime).
People often think of the internet as just for entertainment or communication. But for the majority of people in the world, the internet can be a lifeline.
It provides education if you don’t live near a good school. It provides health information on how to avoid diseases or raise healthy children if you don’t live near a doctor. It provides financial services if you don’t live near a bank. It provides access to job opportunities if you don’t live in a good economy.
The internet is so important that for every 10 people who gain internet access, about one person is lifted out of poverty and about one new job is created.
Yet still more than half of the world’s population- more than 4 billion people- don’t have access to the internet.
If our generation connects them, we can lift hundreds of people out of poverty. We can also help hundreds of millions children get an education and save millions of lives by helping people avoid disease.
Together, we can succeed and create a more equal world. Building a better world start with building strong and healthy communities.”
Have a beautiful day!