There are good commencement speeches, and there are, well, kind of boring ones. Sometimes you hear a better than average person speak. But mostly you hear the same old clichés, even if sometimes they’re disguised with slightly different words or analogies.
In other words, graduations speeches can be kind of boring.
Unless Steve Carell is giving the speech. Then it’s nothing short of A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
“You are young,” he said. “And because of that you are wrong,” he told Princeton’s class of 2012 on Monday at their graduation ceremony.
The whole breaking up with someone via text or email? So wrong. Why, you ask? Well, according to Carell, he was once dumped in person, which, he said, provided “the humiliation and self-loathing a young man needs for his growth. . . My point is, I suffered and you should have to suffer too.”
Also? “Remember that the words ‘regime’ and ‘regimen’ are not interchangeable. When you eat out, tip on the entire check — don’t subtract the tax first,” Carell said. “And don’t take yourself too seriously.”
Truer words were never spoken. If you’ve ever suffered through a bad commencement speech, you owe it to yourself to watch this one (which you can do right here after the jump):
Source: Fox News
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