I keep getting older and, thus, generally, better. 🙂 And as one does, I think about what’s really important, the one or two traits you can carry in your toolbox that will guarantee success.
Kindness is one.
I don’t know how I missed this—this graduation speech to the Syracuse University class of 2013 from author George Saunders—but it’s wonderful, it’s what I wish to say, and maybe you do too. “To the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness.”
Yes. That. Be kind. In this moment in US history in particular, be kind.
(Here are some other interesting commencement speeches, including the one that Kurt Vonnegut never gave.)