Make your bed every morning, and other pearls from this year's commencement speeches
Charlie Day from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia advises graduates to "let it go." Photo: Screen shot
Did you make your bed this morning?
If you did, says the country's special operations chief, you're on your way to success.
The commencement address that Adm. William McRaven, the SOCOM commander, Navy SEAL, and all-around bad-ass, gave to graduates at the University of Texas at Austin last week has gone viral. Here, for example, is what he said about making sure to make your bed every morning:
Here's a round-up of other interesting wisdomic pearls I've come across during these first few weeks of the commencement season:
Scientist Bill Nye, at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell:
Singer/songwriter John Legend, at Penn:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Charlie Day, at Merrimack College:
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, at Wake Forest University:
Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, at NYU:
President Obama's former top speechwriter, Jon Favreau, got an honorary degree of the College of Holy Cross 11 years after getting a real one.
Chef José Andrés, at George Washington University:
Actress Sandra Bullock, at a charter school:
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