“I want to make a difference…”
This is a haunting thought I’ve had since I can remember.
But how different could or should or would I be, in order to make a difference? You see, even if I was one in a million, there are 7,000 people just like me in the world.
I guess it’s harder for my generation. Our elders are so conformed to who they are that they raised a whole generation on the idea of conformity without even realising it.
Back in the sixties, my dad rebelled against the tyranny of tradition and custom so he grew his hair and listened to rock music and went to peace rallies. Pretty much of his generation did that.
Believing that this is still the rebel mode that applies to my generation, my dad taught me to always question everything. But the joke was on him, when my generation DID question everything; hence, making it the norm.
So what is the difference?
This brings me to Mark Zuckerberg; the dude in a slipper who made such a difference that something called “social media” was invented.
Last week, Mark offered his company for grabs through an IPO. It was the anticipated event of the year. Wall Street and probably even Sesame Street are dying to seize what they could. All that led to what is being called the ‘most overpriced transaction of the century’.
I was watching yesterday a show on MSNBC where they had FIVE financial experts to analyse and discuss whether the company value, estimated at gazillion dollars, is worth it or not.
Meanwhile, our friend, Mark got married to his long time girlfriend.
Yes my friends, apparently, when you make that much of a difference you can get away with being indifferent to what is going on around you and focus on being happy.
So, first of all, I’d like to congratulate Mark for his social profile update. And I sincerely hope “business town” marriages are longer than “tinsel town” ones; or else, we’ll be looking not only for the most “overpriced transaction in this IPO” but for the most expensive divorce of the century.
With that said; I’d like to ask a question: Did Mark woke up one day and thought: “I made my difference, now I can get married!”