Essay on Accidental Billionaire By Ben Mezrich

1277 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
In life, who a person is defines them. One must first discover their social identity in order to understand who they are as a person. Some college students determine their own identity because they have their own views on who they want to be and can make their own decisions. However, Students’ environment plays a bigger role because they influence a student on who they should be. In Accidental Billionaire written by Ben Mezrich, he tells the story of the creation of Facebook through the eyes of the Winklevoss twins, Eduardo Saverin, Mark Zuckerberg, and a few others who help create the well-known website we use today. College students’ social identity is created through environmental variables which is shown through the character Eduardo Saverin’s identity and my own personal life experience. College students are eighteen, which means they are legally adults. They are old enough to make their own decisions and create their own path. They have the ability to be any kind of person they want to be. Students can decide what their identity is, whether it is a businessman, a playboy, or a nerd. Being considered an adult automatically makes them able to decide who they want to be. Mark Zuckerberg is a prime example of how a person can choose who they are. Everyone sees Zuckerberg as a computer geek who could not make any business decisions. That is why people like Sean Parker assumed that nothing would ever happen to his place in the company of Facebook. However, Zuckerberg made a…

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