Thanks to the internet, commencement speeches are easily found online. However, most of them are dreadful and unmemorable, worth forgetting as soon as they are heard. But some commencement speeches stand out for one reason or another.
Many people still search for and watch Steve Jobs’ Stanford commencement speech from 2005 (if you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here). It continues to resonate with truth and gives the listener something to contemplate, whether a recent graduate or well past that point in life.
In the same way, I believe Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech will be kindly regarded for quite some time. He never attended a single college class, but he was honored as a result of his body of work as a novelist. I hope that he gives everyone watching the video something to contemplate.
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