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The Most Depressing Commencement Speech Ever

Posted by Nancy on May 18, 2010

‘Tis the season of graduations and commencement speeches.  The invited speaker addresses those heading out into life, the graduates listen politely (sometimes), and everyone leaves inspired. 

 Here are a few examples of words of wisdom bestowed upon some recent graduates:

“As you stand here tonight, you are at the starting point of a wonderful journey.” — Michael Dell

“Never give in to pessimism. Don’t know that you can’t fly and you will soar like an eagle.” — Earl Bakken

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself. ” — Alan Alda

Then there’s this aggregation of excerpts given by former vice-president (and current  carbon cap-and-trade scammer) Al Gore, at the May 14, 2010 University of Tennessee graduation. 

Lord help those having to go forth into the world with all this woe rained down upon them.  Maybe they should just go out and end their miserable lives instead of causing more pollution and global warming.

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