George Saunders Gave the Best Commencement Speech You’ll Hear This Year

But you need to be kind, as he explains in his closer, which is some of the best advice you'll hear today: “Do… the ambitious things – travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes, swim naked in wild jungle rivers (after first having it tested for monkey poop) – but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness.  Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial.”

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