Mark Zuckerberg: It's Better To Be The Nerd Than To Marry The Nerd

His response to a grandma was unexpected, but totally awesome.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

So often, girls are taught that their best hope for success is to marry someone successful, rather than seek their own accomplishments. It's an antiquated way of thinking that our society just can't seem to shake, but Facebook founder and new dad Mark Zuckerberg is certainly trying. His message to girls? Don't date the nerd - be the nerd.

Zuckerberg shared his #1 goal for 2016 via a Facebook post earlier this week: to build an artificial intelligence system to act as his assistant (just like Jarvis in Iron Man, for the nerds out there). A lofty goal, but surely achievable for one of the most creative minds of our generation. When a commenter wrote on the post that she tells her granddaughters to "date the nerd in school" because he might turn out to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO had the best response.

Amen to that! Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla welcomed daughter in November, and judging from this, that's one little girl who's in good hands. 

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