by AJ Willingham
Wake up! Life is happening here. Right now.
Sometimes we forget that, and if wisdom truly is wasted on the young, the worst time to impart wisdom is to a bunch of exhausted twenty-somethings in rickety folding chairs trying not to scratch where that rented gown is making them itch.
Whether or not you've walked across that stage, commencement speeches are best enjoyed like fine wine: thoughtfully, and with a little age. Here are some of our favorite graduation quotes to inspire your day:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition… Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005
I don't agree. Not all are like that.
If you have no faith in the future, how can you expect it to get any better?
Why impart relevant wisdom on people who don't listen, think parents are clueless and are more apt to pay attention to Simon, Snooki, and Katness?
I weep for the future.
congrats, you are all now going to be slaves to corporate banks for the rest of your lives! welcome!
More than half of the kids graduating from today's public schools can barely read, let alone memorize quotations.
What do you mean "kids today". If you read the posts on most websites, most have spelling and grammar errors. That's the adults so nothing has changed.
Quote 13 "Do you want fries with that?"
Kinda lame...didn't even have attribution for the quotes.
Did you try clicking on Full Story?
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