The excitement and happiness that are experienced when Be parents are immense and if, in addition, they are combined with the nerves and concerns of the first child, we can ensure that all our feelings are on the surface.
This is what the couple formed by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook head, and his wife Priscilla chan by welcoming the world to your first daughter: Max Zuckerberg Chan.
Their commitment to this birth has led them to consider the need to take care of our planet and make it a better place for our children. Precisely motivated by this idea, this recent father dedicates a letter to his daughter that begins like this:
Your mother and me we have no words to describe the hope you give us for the future. Your new life is full of promises and we hope that you will be a happy and healthy child so that you can fully explore them. You have already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in.
Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a better world than the one we have.
While the headlines frequently focus on everything that goes wrong, there are many ways the world is improving. Health is improving. Poverty is decreasing. Knowledge is growing. People connect. Technological progress reaches all fields and that means that your life should be dramatically better than ours today.
We will do our part to make this happen, not only because we love you, but also because we have a moral responsibility to all children next generation.
We believe that all lives are worth the same, and that includes the many people who will live in future generations. Our society has an obligation to invest now to improve the lives of all those who are yet to come to this world, and not just those of us who are already here.
But right now, we don't always direct our resources in the right direction toward the greatest opportunities and problems your generation will face.
Think about diseases. Today we spend around 50 times more on treating people with ailments than we do on investing to avoid the conditions in the first place."
The letter goes on to expose the wishes that both parents have for generations to come, which are mainly centered around two ideas: advance human potential and promote equality.
They extend developing both points and, as good entrepreneurs and intellectuals, they reel off everything that we can do for the children around us and those who will do it in the future: technology, education, commitment..
And it is precisely the commitment that stands out in these new parents since the letter ends with a wonderful motivation that has left us all impressed..
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This is how they explain it:
“For your generation to live in a better world there are many things that ours can do.
Today your mother and I are committed to dedicating our lives to doing our part to solve these challenges. I will continue to be the CEO of Facebook for many, many years, but these aspects [those related to the improvements outlined throughout the letter and this article are too important to wait until you or us are a little older. Starting now we hope that we can experience the benefits throughout our lives.
Starting the next generation of the Chan Zuckerberg family with you, we also started the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to unite people around the world in advancing of human potential and promoting equality for all children who will arrive. Our initial areas of focus will be education, curing disease, connecting people, and building strong communities."
And how do they want to achieve it? With a multi-million dollar donation
These parents commit as follows:
"We will donate 99% of our Facebook shares (currently worth around $ 45 trillion) during our lives to advance this mission. We know that this contribution is small if we compare it with all the resources and talent of all those who already work on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working hand in hand with many others."
This statement of intent goes on to explain that they will give more details in the coming months as they get used to the new rhythms of the family. They end the letter with a motivation not only altruistic but also optimistic about what remains to come and, they assure, that all united we can achieve it.
It seemed to us a precious gesture and We believe that it is initiatives of this type that will make the world we leave to our children better and better. They, like any parent, love their newborn with madness and only seek to improve as much as they can the quality of life that she and, by extension, the rest of the children will have in the future.