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A letter to your newborn: Your message

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Image caption Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla with their baby girl called Max

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla have pledged to give away 99% of their shares in their company to charitable causes when they announced the birth of their daughter, Max.

Mr Zuckerberg shared his and Priscilla's future hopes for their daughter in an open letter on his Facebook page:

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We asked what you would write in a letter to your newborn son or daughter. What advice would you give for their future? Here is a selection of those comments:


Martine tweets that people, not money, make the world a better place:

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While Zuckerberg says his hopes focus on human potential and equality:

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Cheryl Davies tweets that she hopes that the world might be a better place in the future:

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PapPy tweets a message of optimism with a dash of realism:

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LadyIndia tweets that the priority is to be a good person, even if others aren't:

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Zuckerberg ends his letter by saying the onus is on him to leave the world a better place for all children:

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When Max is older, she'll probably want to share her own thoughts. In the mean time, some parental rules might apply:

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Compiled by Alison Daye

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