Jun 9, 2014

The best graduation words

It´s the wonderful time of graduation and commencement speeches. In Sweden we don´t normally have the tradition with commencement speeches but at many universities in USA the graduation has a chosen speaker delivering inspiring words of wisdom for the graduates on their big day. Of course these words can be inspiring for all of us, and today most of the speeches can be found on Youtube. Goodnet.org has put together a list of this years most inspiring commencement speakers.

Here are two of my favourite lines from the speeches on the list:

"Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. 'Here, open it, it's perfect. You'll love it.' Opportunities -- the good ones -- are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They're risky. They challenge you." 
- SUSAN WOJCICKI CEO Youtube at John Hopkins University 2014

 "As you walk through those doors today, you will only have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart." 

- JIM CARREY actor, Maharishi University of Management 2014

And in case you missed the post from last june, Oprah´s commencement speak at Harvard last year