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Words to live by…

I was reminded of this little gem last night as I was driving home from work… after dark…

If you’ve never read this commencement speech by Neal Boortz, you really should.  Take a few minutes and read it all the way through.  If you have read it before, it doesn’t hurt to read it again.

neal boortz logoI am honored by the invitation to address you on this august occasion.  It’s about time.  Be warned, however, that I am not here to impress you; you’ll have enough smoke blown your way today.  And you can bet your tassels I’m not here to impress the faculty and administration.

You may not like much of what I have to say, and that’s fine.  You will remember it though.  Especially after about 10 years out there in the real world.  This, it goes without saying, does not apply to those of you who will seek your careers and your fortunes as government employees.

This gowned gaggle behind me is your faculty.  You’ve heard the old saying that those who can – do.  Those who can’t – teach.  That sounds deliciously insensitive.  But there is often raw truth in insensitivity, just as you often find feel-good falsehoods and lies in compassion.  Say good-bye to your faculty because now you are getting ready to go out there and do.  These folks behind me are going to stay right here and teach.

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