My friend sent me this transcript of George Saunders' convocation speech at Syracuse University and I found it quite touching. Thought I'd re-post and share it here with you all. Hope you enjoy…
George Saunders delivered this convocation speech at Syracuse University…..
Down through the ages, a traditional form has evolved for this type of speech, which is: Some old fart, his best years behind him, who, over the course of his life, has made a series of dreadful mistakes (that would be me), gives heartfelt advice to a group of shining, energetic young people, with all of their best years ahead of them (that would be you).
And I intend to respect that tradition.