If I Could Give a Commencement Speech
May 29, 2012 6:14 am
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012 9:30 am
Dear graduating class of 2012:
As you set forth upon the world in your enthusiasm to make it a better place, I would like you to remember a few things:
-Every generation before you said they were going to change the world, not everyone did.
-Forget everything you learned in school about you being special and that you matter the most; the real world doesn't care about you, it will chew you up and spit you out-no matter how many trophies you got for participating and showing up.
-The real world cares about achievement and the bottom line; even supposed "not for profits"
-When a customer asks you a question-don't respond with "huh" or "what"
-Respect yourself, and then you will respect others, life is not a reality show. You don't have to swear and treat people rudely to win.
-Put your cell phone away when you are at work
-Always be on time.
-You may think you know more than your boss, but I bet they knew more than you did too, they just worked hard to get there. If you constantly point out problems, you will never advance. Work hard, shut your mouth and people will notice you.
"Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for each other guides our manners"