Mark Zuckerberg Posts Video Of Himself Being Accepted Into Harvard
Getting results for exams is never good. It's a nerve-racking experience, and as if it wasn't bad enough, your mum and dad are there, standing over your shoulder.
No matter how hard you try to let them know that they may not be best pleased with the results, it doesn't work; they're still pressuring you into opening the letter or email.
If it's bad, then everyone's in a fairly low mood for a while. If it's good, though, it's usually your parents who are more joyous than you. This is either because they're genuinely pleased for you, or because they know you'll be moving out and off to university soon, meaning they no longer have to put up with your shit.
Because they're so ecstatic, it makes your reaction seem very tepid. No one, though, has epitomised that tepidness more than when Mark Zuckerberg got accepted to Harvard University:
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The Facebook co-founder was accepted to the prestigious college in 2003, where he'd create Facemash, before it transitioned into Facebook.
Given that he'd just been accepted into one of the most well-known universities in the world, you'd expect at least a bit of enthusiasm. But as he shows in the video above, recorded by his dad 14 years ago, all he did was say, 'yay'.
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Zuckerberg posted the old clip with the caption: "My dad took this video when I got accepted to Harvard. Next week I'm going back for commencement to get my degree. #tbt". It has since racked up over 300,000 likes.
Before finishing his studies in psychology and computer science, he dropped out of Harvard in order to finish off the project that went on to become Facebook. In 2014, he said: "I remember really vividly, you know, having pizza with my friends a day or two after I opened up the first version of Facebook. At the time I thought, 'you know, someone needs to build a service like this for the world.' But I just never thought that we'd be the ones to help do it. And I think a lot of what it comes down to is we just cared more."
Now, all these years later, he's going back to pick up his degree, which he absolutely does not need, ironically.
Hopefully his dad can film another video of Zucker receiving his degree and saying 'yay' again.
Besides, as the student in the video below discovered on live TV, there's worse exam-related news you can get in front of the camera.
Student gets disappointing A-level results on live TV. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain
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