10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Charles Wheelan’s first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. Now he shares 10 lessons he wishes someone had told his Class of 1988:

  1. Your time in fraternity basements was well spent.
  2. Some of your worst days lie ahead.
  3. Don’t make the world worse.
  4. Marry someone smarter than you are.
  5. Help stop the Little League arms race.
  6. Read obituaries.
  7. Your parents don’t want what is best for you.
  8. Don’t model your life after a circus animal.
  9. It’s all borrowed time.
  10. Don’t try to be great.

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