Facebook celebrated its 11th birthday Wednesday, and co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the date by reminding users that in the end, it’s all about friendship.
Today is a day to celebrate friends. It’s also Facebook’s birthday, but today isn’t about celebrating us. It’s about friendship.
This sounds simple, but not often enough are we taught to celebrate friends. Growing up, we learn that homework and chores are more important and need to be done before we can spend time with friends. As adults, we’re told we’re responsible when we put our work ahead of our family and friends.
Friendship isn’t a distraction from the meaningful things in life. Friendship is what gives meaning to our lives.
Our friendships make the world work. We laugh, we cry and we learn with friends. We eat, we shop and we work with friends. And when we fight for what we believe and change the world, we do that with friends too.
As we all do our part in this journey to connect the world, it’s important to remind ourselves to celebrate what’s at the root of it all: friendship.
Thank you for being part of our community of friends. Let’s turn today into a day to celebrate a friend. #friendsday
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