A graduation speech

In which I part with wisdom and leave the choice of whether to accept it to you.

Class of now, life is unpredictable. At any moment in your life you are asked, and expected, to make choices that can have an impact on the remaining decades of your existence. You will make the wrong choice.

Life is all about making the wrong choice, about making mistakes, but what defines you is not the errors that you make but the way you deal with them.

Rudyard Kipling was right when he said “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same…you’ll be a man my son”. You will have the chance to blame others for your failings but you need to own them.

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