In this season of “commencements”, I couldn’t resist linking to this wonderful address delivered by Charles Wheelan — Adapted from “10½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said,” by Charles Wheelan. To be published May 7 by W.W. Norton & Co.
A few highlights:
1. Your time in fraternity basements was well spent.
2. Some of your worst days lie ahead.
3. Don’t make the world worse.
4. Marry someone smarter than you are.
9. It’s all borrowed time.
10. Don’t try to be great.