POP CULTURE Mark Zuckerberg’s T-shirts – Free Ebook

he looks like an ordinary guy he could be the taxi driver who took you to the airport a maths teacher or the manager of a gym in fact he’s one of the richest and most powerful people who has ever lived and he’s only just in his 30s he may be only still at the early stages of his career the downbeat casual personal style seems endearing how nice that he’s not at all pompous no one calls me mr. Thackeray but those jeans and t-shirts signals something deeply disturbing and causes immense underlying psychological problems by stressing how average he is Mark Zuckerberg projects the idea that it’s within the reach of everyone to be like him if you’re not a multi billionaire by the time you’re 30 there might be something wrong with you through his manner mark tells us implicitly one of the world’s largest most powerful and respected corporations is being run by an ordinary down-to-earth guy I used to be really terrified of public speaking up to the point where when I did All Hands which at the time were like 10 or 15 people had to sit down because I was so afraid that message has a nasty sting in the tail it might be abnormal to be you who also looks so ordinary but sadly has no corporation in the background this is pretty devastating mark is a great business leader in many ways but without meaning to he has hugely damaged our pride the modern world presents itself as egalitarian and it is in the sense that in principle people can come from any background and get to the highest positions it’s just that in practice most people almost always don’t get very far there are more ambitions than there are glorious destinies with the victims of class genes biology bad luck and our own lack of inspiration and confidence we are told repeatedly that we are free to succeed but what is less often stressed is the way social mobility works both ways we are also free to fail but when we do so we can nowadays blame only ourselves for our mediocrity it’s a new kind of agony in the past people at the very top went to great lengths to show how different they were from everyone else and how inconceivable it was that you could ever get to be like them their clothes habits ways of life were utterly distinctive they made it clear that they were not normal in any way Louie the xiv of france liked to wander about in ermine cloaks and gold brocade coats he carried a golden stick he sometimes donned a suit of armor it was all very haughty and unfair of course but it did have one huge advantage you couldn’t possibly think you could get to the top and be like Louis you couldn’t envy the King because Envy involves thinking it’s theoretically possible to secure what the envied person has already got the number one question that folks will ask me is what mistakes do you wish you could have avoided and I actually think that that’s not the right question because mistakes are how you learn right we’re not trying to tell Mark Zuckerberg to put on a golden suit or carry a scepter can keep wearing the jeans but we as viewers should appreciate what problems all this causes us we need to work on greater compassion for ourselves it’s hard to live in modern times when the rich and powerful often look just like us unexpectedly we all pay a price and anxiety every day for those wardrobe choices thank you thank you guys so much my name is Barack Obama and I’m the guy who got marked to wear a jacket and tie you

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