Nancy: What advice do you have for graduates?

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I don’t know where the time has gone, but I now have a son who’s graduated from high school! I’ve just got a few mere months to depart all of my wisdom on this boy, so he can take it out into the real world and put it to good use. 🙂

Oprah also imparts lots of advice each year to graduates, but they are usually college grads. She gave the commencement speech at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism on Friday. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from her speech:

“Eat a good breakfast.  It really pays off.  Pay your bills on time.  Recycle.  Make your bed.  Aim high.  Say thank you to people and actually really mean it . . .

“Know that what you tweet and post and Instagram today might be asked about at a job interview tomorrow, or 20 years from tomorrow. Be nice to little kids, be nice to your elders, be nice to animals . . .

“Invest in a quality mattress.  I’m telling you, your back will thank you later.  And don’t cheap out on your shoes . . .

“Don’t ever confuse what is legal with what is moral because they are entirely different animals . . . in life, you’re either principled or you’re not.  So do the right thing, especially when nobody’s looking.

You can see and here the full speech here. 






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