Never having delivered a commencement speech or even remembering one, I have say I will remember these two even though I wasn’t in attendance.
Billionaire, Robert F Smith’s commencement speech at Morehouse college in Atlanta was highlighted by promising to pay off all of the the students’ loans. Pretty thoughtful. Just the other day, we finally paid off my wife’s student loans after graduating from Crab Creek College in Zydeco, Louisiana 20 years ago. What a relief. At Crab Creek, she learned how to suck the juice out of hundreds of crawfish while piling up student debt.
Also breaking the airwaves once again was (drum roll for my followers, please) yes, the one and lonely, Matthew McConaughey!! This graceful man delivered the commencement speech at his former High School where he never officially graduated after forgetting to pick up his diploma. His message: “Never negotiate your heart.” Clearly, brains and integrity are up for grabs to the highest bidder.
He then zoomed off shortly after the celebration in his 2019 Lincoln with diploma in one hand and a bottle of bourbon in the other.
I have returned from my writing sabbatical, and it took Master McConaughey to inspire me. Who’d have thunk it?