Aaron Sorkin – Commencement Address at Syracuse University

Aaron Sorkin is the screenplay writer for The Social Network, the movie about Facebook. If you have seen the movie it should be apparent how brilliant the screenplay was. So Aaron delivered the commencement address at Syracuse University. Some quotes below-

Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt.

Don’t ever forget that you’re a citizen of this world, and there are things you can do to lift the human spirit, things that are easy, things that are free, things that you can do every day. Civility, respect, kindness, character.

You’re too good for schadenfreude, you’re too good for gossip and snark, you’re too good for intolerance.

Being the storyteller he is, Aaron does a good job of narrating the trajectory of his career and life. I gained much, really think you should read it in full here.

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