Food for Thought for New Grads
Great essay from a guy named Tor Bair: Your Life is Tetris. Stop Playing Chess.
1. In life, your only opponent is yourself.Ken Burns' commencement speech at Stanford University, just last week. Really good. He really lets Donald Trump have it and bravo for that. Don't "divide our house." (Interesting crowd reactions as well.)
2. In life, things don’t get harder — they just get faster.
3. In life, you can’t control the board.
4. In life, no one tells you when you’ve won.
Rep John Lewis:
“You have a moral obligation, a mission and a mandate to do what you can to help make our own country, to help make the world a better place. You can do it. You must do it. You have a mission. You have an obligation to find a way to get in the way.”The Simpsons (via actor Hank Azaria).