George Saunders’ Advice to Graduates

This is perfection……………..

Kindness Blog

George Saunders delivered this convocation speech at Syracuse University for the class of 2013. It subsequently went viral, and there’s a really solid reason for that; It’s awesome. In case you have not read it already, please enjoy;

George Saunders’ Advice to Graduates
George Saunders by Damon Winter from the The New York Times.

The entire speech, graduation season or not, is well worth reading, and is included below.

“Down through the ages, a traditional form has evolved for this type of speech, which is: Some old fart, his best years behind him, who, over the course of his life, has made a series of dreadful mistakes (that would be me), gives heartfelt advice to a group of shining, energetic young people, with all of their best years ahead of them (that would be you).
And I intend to respect that tradition.
Now, one useful thing you can do with an…

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Published in: on January 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Wow. I loved this Lou. Just loved it. Thank you. How’s tricks, chickie?

    • not so sure Brigitte–there is trouble a brewin’ in the blog world and I think I will just step aside–makes me feel queasy–do you know whereof I speak
      I think there needs to be a little more kindness

      • I do. I hate that kind of thing. I leave a comment and try to keep it kind. That’s all I ever do. The world needs kindness, you know? I’ll just keep doing my bland little blog and be happy. (smile)

      • bland is good in this case–though you are not bland at all–but you are kind and that comes through–as does your intelligence–I like how you handle topics from every which way–giving us different ways of looking at things–then making your perspective clear–but never in a demanding or commanding way

      • Why that’s a compliment and I must say I think the same of you, my friend. xo


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