The other day I wrote a letter to my 18-year-old self. There was good advice in that letter, too. However, I’m kidding myself if I think that I could have actually appreciated it. One of the biggest problems with commencement, and specifically commencement speeches, is that you can’t appreciate them while they are happening. I personally have learned more from listening to speakers when I wasn’t graduating than when I was.
Here are two of my favorite ones (so far) from the 2012 commencement season.