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日前,Mark Zuckerberg在Facebook宣佈小女兒出生了,並為她取名為「August」,Mark Zuckerberg一併上傳了一張一家四口的全家幅,相中Mark Zuckerberg抱著1歲半的大女兒Max,並把目光放在老婆Priscilla懷內的小女兒August,父愛滿瀉;而升格為姐姐的Max則對剛出生的妹妹相當好奇,捉著妹妹的小腳掌。

除了這張全家幅,Mark Zuckerberg和老婆更公開給女兒寫了一封信,表達出父母給孩子的寄語,以及Mark Zuckerberg對未來世界的期盼,字裏行間都充滿愛,亦很值得天下間的父母向下一代分享。全文如下:

"Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August! We wrote her a letter about the world we hope she grows up in, and also hoping she doesn't grow up too fast.

「太太和我很開心能迎接我們的第二個女兒—August!我們寫給她這封信,告訴她我們希望為成長中的她創造一個怎樣的世界,以及希望她不要成長得太快。

Dear August,

Welcome to the world! Your mom and I are so excited to see who you will become.

When your sister was born, we wrote a letter about the world we hoped she and now you will grow up in -- a world with better education, fewer diseases, stronger communities, and greater equality. 

親愛的August:

歡迎來到這個世界,我和你媽媽都迫不及待想知道你長大的樣子。

在你姐姐出生的時候,我們寫了一封信描述我們對關於她和你未來身處的世界的盼望—一個能提供更好教育、更少疾病,更強社群,以及更公平的世界。

We wrote that with all the advances in science and technology, your generation should live dramatically better lives than ours, and we have a responsibility to do our part to make that happen. 

我們相信高速發展的科學和科技能實現這一切,你們這一代將過的生活應該可以比我和媽媽這一代的遠遠好得多,而我們有責任去做該做的事令這些盼望成真。

Even though headlines often focus on what's wrong, we still believe these positive trends will win out. We're optimists about your generation and the future.

儘管新聞的標題總是著眼於世界上哪裡出錯了,但我們仍然堅信正面的事情會最終會勝出,我們對你們這一代的未來非常樂觀。

But rather than write about growing up, we want to talk about childhood. The world can be a serious place. That's why it's important to make time to go outside and play.

不過比起你的成長,我們更想聊聊你的童年。世界可以很嚴肅,正因為這樣,你們的童年更應該花更多的時間在戶外玩耍。

You will be busy when you're older, so I hope you take time to smell all the flowers and put all the leaves you want in your bucket now. I hope you read your favorite Dr. Seuss books so many times you start inventing your own stories about the Vipper of Vipp. I hope you ride the carousel with Max until you've tamed every color horse. I hope you run as many laps around our living room and yard as you want. And then I hope you take a lot of naps. I hope you're a great sleeper. And I hope even in your dreams you can feel how much we love you.

你長大後會變得非常忙,所以我們希望現在的你能停下來低頭聞聞花香、把掉落的葉子收進你的小竹籃;我希望你能多讀幾遍你最愛的《Dr. Seuss》,然後自己發想一些關於Vipper of Vipp的故事;我希望你能和Max一起坐旋轉木馬,直到你能認清上面每一匹馬的顏色;我們希望你可以盡情在我們的客廳和院子裡跑圈圈;我希望你可以睡很多午覺,希望你成為愛睡的人。在你的睡夢中,希望你感受到我們有多愛你。

Childhood is magical. You only get to be a child once, so don't spend it worrying too much about the future. You've got us for that, and we'll do everything we possibly can to make sure the world is a better place for you and all children in your generation.

童年是神奇的。你的一生只有一次童年,所以不要浪費太多時間擔心未來。你有爸媽為你擔心,我們會盡我們所能來確保你和你下一代未來的世界更加美好。

August, we love you so much and we're so excited to go on this adventure with you. We wish you a life of joy, love and the same hope you give us.

Love,

Mom and Dad"

August,我們很愛你,我們急不及待陪伴你一起開始你的人生探險,希望你的一生充滿快樂、愛及希望。

爸爸媽媽」

Mark Zuckerberg被外界稱爲現代爸爸的好典範,今年當他宣佈即將再次成為爸爸時,Mark已經提前給自己放了 8星期的「侍產假」,專心陪伴老婆和小女兒的成長。

早於2015年底,大女兒Maxima Chan Zuckerberg出生時,Mark Zuckerberg夫婦亦寫過一封信給長女,更決定捐出99%的Facebook股權,創立慈善基金,推動教育、醫療、扶貧、平等等工作,盡力為下一代創造更美好的世界。