The social media game changer has a message for his daughter and the future generation.

Less than 48 hours ago Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and wife Pricilla Chan were happy to announce the birth of their first daughter Max. Zuckerberg and his wife wrote a letter to her about the world they hope she grows up in.

According to his message, “It's a world where our generation can advance human potential and promote equality - by curing disease, personalizing learning, harnessing clean energy, connecting people, building strong communities, reducing poverty, providing equal rights and spreading understanding across nations.” That is why they are committed to doing their “small” part to help create this world for all children by giving away 99% of his Facebook shares which currently amounts to a whopping $45 billion in order to join the many others who are helping improve the world for the next generation.

He also further expressed that their hope for their daughter’s generation is to focus on two ideas- advancing human potential and promoting equality. “This mission - advancing human potential and promoting equality -- will require a new approach for all working towards these goals.”

The first goal is to make long term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years. Then we must engage directly with the people we serve and build technology to make change since most progress comes from productivity. Everyone should also participate in policy and advocacy to shape debates and stand behind the strongest and most independent leaders of the world. Zuckerberg explains “Partnering with experts is more effective for the mission than trying to lead efforts ourselves.” And lastly, take risks today to learn lessons for tomorrow in order to keep improving.

The potential for these goals to be met can be done through a consistent and collective effort. With the advancement of technology and communication, in a perfect world the future generation can experience a lifetime with a lack of disconnect.

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