I love graduation speeches. The moment when young adults are on the precipice, looking at the vast open canvass of the future. That glance is both terrifying and liberating. I have always appreciated the wisdom of those who have gone before us, sharing the pitfalls and the thrills of the journey ahead. The world is at your feet. I still remember that moment in my life vividly.
To share a quote I received today from someone who is very important to me:
“But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad your alive to see? –Jack Kerouac.
The graduation speech in general is about this quote. Go see it all. Build the life you want. This graduation speech is fantastic. I have enormous respect for our military, and specifically Navy SEALs. I’ve read about their training and that reading alone made me uncomfortable. Anyone who has lived it, is a rock star. They have earned the right to impart advise.
This is a great speech. Go change the world. It only starts with making your bed….