Worth Repeating: Tim Minchin’s Commencement Address

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GRAD038At a time when many have just finished either high school, or something in higher ed, this is worth watching.

More than once.

“Published on 3 Oct 2013
Comedian-musician Tim Minchin addresses graduates at the University of Western Australia where he was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree. Minchin is a graduate of UWA. Note: the video has been slightly edited from the full-length version for brevity.”

Here they are, in brief:

  1. You don’t have to have a dream.
  2. Don’t seek happiness.
  3. Remember, it’s all luck.
  4. Exercise.
  5. Be hard on your opinions.
  6. Be a teacher.
  7. Define yourself by what you love.
  8. Respect people with less power than you.
  9. Don’t rush.
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