First, the couple got married after a nine-year relationship. They first met when he was a freshman at Harvard and started dating when she was a freshman and he, a sophomore. I mean, like they say, behind every successful man, is a strong woman. This is a woman who seems to have stood behind her man as he built his empire. He has admitted in interviews that he consults with her about big decisions regarding Facebook including when Yahoo offered to buy Facebook. She loved him before he became one of the richest people in the world and its inspiring to know he's loving her back now. She was patient enough with him to give him time to become his own man. I can't say for certain whether or not she was screaming marriage in his ears since after the 3-4th year but all I know is that she waited. Last Saturday, her patience was rewarded. Its evidence that all hope is not lost in the world. That, there are still men in the world, who even though they can score ANY woman on the planet, no matter how long it may take, will choose the one who supported them on their way up.
I'm impressed. Its a lesson for all the vain and shallow people of this world.
- Just because you have the money doesn't mean you have to show it off.
- Just because you can afford something doesn't mean you need it.
- Just because you have a million-dollar engagement ring and wedding gown doesn't mean your marriage will last (take Kim Kardashian and numerous other celebrities for example)
Third, Priscilla a.k.a Mrs. Facebook inspires me because she could really sit her butt at home doing nothing and still live a more luxurious life than you and I. I mean, she just married a man worth $20 billion. You would think so right? Chic is a classic example of an independent woman, accomplished n her own right. I'm impressed by her credentials alone.
She graduated High School in 2003 as a part of the National Honors Society, she studied Biology in Harvard (and stayed put even when Mark quit school to focus on Facebook), she taught as a fifth-grade science teacher for a couple years, then proceeded to attend medical school from which she just graduated. She hopes to be a pediatrician. This is a woman who seems to know what she wants to achieve in life and is pursuing it, independent of her man and what he has. If only all women thought that way. Sigh.