The Graduation Address
I’ve sat through two graduations of my own, and to be honest I can’t really remember anything from the addresses, other than the first one being so boring that I didn’t want to go to the second (and I wouldn’t have if my mother didn’t want some pics for the study).
I’ve also been to graduations for others on subjects, which I admit, aren’t my specialty, but they were still boring.
I’ve watched them on numerous films, and they just seem so cheesy that even if they have valid points they aren’t ones that make me say to myself “that is so right” or “I should really take that piece of advice”.
Then last night I watched this address Neil Gaiman, author extraordinaire (I personally love The Graveyard Book) gave to the University of Arts Class of 2012 in Philadelphia.
It may have been a combination of me being older and the fact I was sitting on a comfy chair; rather than sitting in a lecture hall with a big gown and hat, but this address was great …
“So be wise, because the world needs more wisdom, and if you can not be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise, then just behave like they would. – Neil Gaiman”
If you’ve seen a great graduation address let me know through the comments section.