It’s the good ones that really make us think. Commencement addresses are designed for young graduates, meant to be filled with advice for the future. But it is not only graduates that can benefit from them. There are some days when all of us could use the wisdom of a commencement address. Here, we have assembled a non-comprehensive list of seven great ones (in no particular order) for you to enjoy.
1. Jim Carey 2014 Maharishi University Commencement Address
2. Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address
3. J.k. Rowling 2008 Harvard Commencement Address
4. Ellen Degeneres 2009 Tulane University Commencement Address
5. Meryl Streep 2010 Barnard College Commencement Address
6. Neil Gaiman 2012 University of the Arts Commencement Address
7. Mack Brown 2014 University of Texas Department of Government Commencement Address