This spring, author and professor George Saunders delivered a commencement speech to the Syracuse College of Arts and Sciences. Thankfully, the understated power in his words was captured and recently published online. You can watch it below—and I unquestionably assure you it’s worth the ten minutes of your time:
“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was right there in front of me, suffering, and I responded sensibly, reservedly, mildly.”
Live simply, adventurously, and kindly. It’s not corny. It’s liberating.