My name is Tim. I am an Internaut & Life Enthusiast. This blog is a poorly curated mesh of pop culture, music, humor, and shit that i find interesting.
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Free counters 11/16/12
Class of 2012,
I became sick of commencement speeches at about your age. My first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. Every spring, I would offer extraordinary tidbits of wisdom to 22-year-olds—which was quite a feat given that I was 23 at the time. In the decades since, I’ve spent most of my career teaching economics and public policy. In particular, I’ve studied happiness and well-being, about which we now know a great deal. And I’ve found that the saccharine and over-optimistic words of the typical commencement address hold few of the lessons young people really need to hear about what lies ahead. Here, then, is what I wish someone had told the Class of 1988:
Really interesting perspective about post-college graduation. Glad I read it when I did.