Patton Oswalt’s Commencement Speech

Patton Oswalt, an American comedian and actor, gave a commencement speech at his old high school. He has the transcript on his web site. I found it really inspiring and thought I’d share it with all of you

Here’s an excerpt:

I completely ignored the deeper lesson which is do not judge, and get outside yourself, and realize that everyone and everything has its own story, and something to teach you, and that they’re also trying – consciously or unconsciously – to learn and grow from you and everything else around them. And they’re trying with the same passion and hunger and confusion that I was feeling – no matter where they were in their lives, no matter how old or how young.

So, yeah, good advice. There’s much more in the full transcript.