Let Your Children Play Video Games, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may not have gotten into programming had it not been for video games, the 31-year-old billionaire said this week during a town hall Q&A meeting. As part of his presentation, Zuckerberg advised parents to let their children play video games.

"Letting them play around with stuff is one of the best things you can do," Zuckerberg said, as reported by USA Today.

Zuckerberg grew up in upstate New York, which typically gets hammered by lake effect snow. He shared that, because his sisters wouldn't have snowball fights with him, he decided to build a snowball fighting video game. "It was a terrible game," he said, but pointed out that working on such projects is what inspired him to get into computer programming.

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