Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mini DIY Double Feature: Commencement Address from Aaron Sorkin and Adam Savage

I am such a sucker for these things. They're a bit like an annual check-up, a chance to realign your actual self with your better self.  A reminder that it's not over.  It being this life thing we're fortunate enough to have going on.  It changes, it is always changing.  Best to embrace the good while it lasts, and weather the bad with grace.  It's all temporary.  And, no matter what, if you're still breathing, it's not over.

Quite a few gems from Mr. Savage:
"Be kind."
"Don't work for fools."
"Finally.  Finally."
"There are not only second acts, there are third acts, fourth acts, finales, curtain calls...  Don't be afraid to be a late bloomer, repeatedly."

My favorites from Mr. Sorkin:
"More and more, we've come to expect less and less of each other, and that's got to change."
"The world doesn't care how many times you fall down, as long as it's one fewer than the number of times you get back up."