Mark, The Shirt and the Worshippers

I don’t know how true this is but I once heard someone say Mark Zuckerberg once wore shorts and trekkers to important meetings. We call him Mark Zuckerberg not Mr. Mark Zuckerberg or Chief Dr. Mark Zuckerberg or Prof. Mark Zuckerberg yet one billions people plus literally worship his image on a daily basis no matter their spiritual inclination. Did I just say worship? YES, worship. What else would you call waking up daily and going to the same spot? That is DEVOTION, worship. Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg’s image and billions are worshipping.

You know it strikes a chord in me. He is not bothered about his shorts or his one grey T-Shirt. He is concerned with less frivolous matters of life, like the billions of worshippers. We know his age and possibly many know his house, his private life and so own. You see, it makes me think about those who make a lot of effort at looking serious and wearing suits and ties, hiding their age and private details and making a fuss about their titles and academic qualifications. You see, people sometimes try really hard to make themselves important all by themselves even though they are not as important to a billion people as Mark Zuckerberg is.

Think about it, what really makes you important to your community? I do not think it’s the titles or academic qualifications. I think it’s the impact you are making. I am quite challenged and impressed with Mr. Zuckerberg’s  response to why he kept wearing the same t-shirt at public functions “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community,”

Keep life simple and focus your energy on the less frivolous things.

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