so it’s that season of the year, graduation time for many. i am a sucker for good commencement speeches and thanks to the internet many are at my fingertips.
last night on youtube i watched the commencement speech by michael lewis given at princeton university. right now it has under 20,000 views, but i believe that number will skyrocket.
Michael Lewis, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1982 and author of such books as “Liar’s Poker” and “Moneyball,” speaks at the 2012 Baccalaureate in a speech called “Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie.”
michael lewis argues that luck is a big part of one’s success. for example, we don’t choose our parents but parents can play a critical role in one’s success in life. we don’t choose the country we are born in but a person’s place of origin can be a contributing factor to success. so how much is success linked to luck/accidents?
at the end he shares a story that warns against entitlement that is worth watching the whole video for!
have an awesome saturday!
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