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Can you give a one-sentence commencement speech?

Asked by zephyr826 (5600points) May 29th, 2009

Thanks go to PostSecret for the idea. Last week, I attended the graduation at the high school where I teach, and it’s been on my mind recently. So many commencement speeches are too long to hold interest, and the advice could often been distilled into just one sentence. So what would you say? If you could give the speech in just one sentence, what advice do you give to the flutherites who are graduating, whether from high school, college, or a post-graduate program?

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MrGV's avatar

3 words – Never back down.

mcbealer's avatar

work smart not hard

zephyr826's avatar

“Be excellent to each other”. (thanks, Bill and Ted.)

Supacase's avatar

Commit to your goals, but be flexible because the unexpected twists and turns make life interesting.

mcbealer's avatar

“Be true to yourself, and you will never fall.” – Beastie Boys

basp's avatar

Live well, love much, laugh often.

evolverevolve's avatar

Grab the world by the short and curlies

Harp's avatar

It’s not all about you.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. – Casey Kasem

mattbrowne's avatar

Be the change you want to see.

GAMBIT's avatar

Now that you are no longer under our tutelage let life be your teacher.

skfinkel's avatar

Assume you will live long enough to see the fruits of everything you do.

tinyfaery's avatar

Your actions have an affect on the whole world.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Remember, the next bridge you cross might be the same bridge you might one day be living under.

hug_of_war's avatar

This speech will have no impact on your life whatsoever

aisyna's avatar

Make good choices and dont be that guy.

thats what my teacher told us everyday as we walked out of class.

peyton_farquhar's avatar

Don’t look back.

susanc's avatar

You don’t have to be special; just being decent is huge.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

You wanna fly, you’ve gotta give up the shit that weighs you down ~Angelou

eponymoushipster's avatar

“To the class of 2009, i can only tell you this: don’t suck.”

sdeutsch's avatar

Do what you love.

augustlan's avatar

Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln

rottenit's avatar

Hmm how about:

“I’m Rick James bitch!”

SierraNichole's avatar

Go do cool things.

Zen's avatar

Wear sunscreen.

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