Being Kind

The Times Magazine blog posted the convocation speech author George Saunders gave to Syracuse University graduates, which touches upon, as they put it “…the need for kindness and all the things working against our actually achieving it, the risk in focusing too much on “success…”

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Advice to Students

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates considers what kind of advice he’d offer to students in Baltimore County if he were invited to speak to them.

Advice From Commencement Speeches

This is from a commencement speech he gave to the University of the Arts, and although I appreciate the sentiment behind what he’s saying, the only piece of advice I’ve ever used from a commencement speech was to remember to wear sunscreen.