The key to balance life and work can sometimes be very tricky, causing some individuals to give up other commitments in an effort to better channel their energy. Although Mark Zuckerberg may be noted as one of the richest men in the world, he actually never finished college. In an attempt to put all of his energy into Facebook, Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard in 2004.
Now, according to the Business Standard, school officials are suggesting that if the famed social networking genius wanted to return to his roots and finish his degree, he could have the opportunity to do so.
Drew Faust, the president of the esteemed university, recently spoke to Facebook's staff and interns, many of whom are Harvard alumni, and noted that Zuckerberg is still considered to be on leave.
"When I talked to Mark in January he said he still has his Harvard email, so he is still on leave," Faust joked, the news provider reports.
Additionally, BostInnovation reports that the school's president went on to compare Facebook to Harvard, noting both organizations' tendencies to encourage the spread of information.
"In a sense, Harvard and Facebook both serve as filters of information," she said. "You filter information through social graphs. We try to teach people to be interpreters and critical evaluators of information, to identify how to use information."
Interestingly, Zuckerberg may be one of the few individuals that is living a balanced lifestyle without having to worry about going away to school. While education is an important aspect to society, Zuckerberg may have found a purpose that does not require a degree.