Five Inspiring 2013 Commencement Speeches You Need to Hear Five Inspiring 2013 Commencement Speeches You Need to Hear
- Most Read
When She Hit the Finish Line, Her Coach Had to Catch Her in His Arms—Every Timeby Brandon Weber
Understand Consent With the Help of Stick Figures and a Cup of Teaby Craig Carilli
How Does the Education in Your State Compare to the Rest of the World?by Mike Albo
Student Gives Her Teacher Some Great Perspective on Racismby Tod Perry
Werner Herzog Motivational Posters are the Best Thing on the Internetby Laura Feinstein
Watch Bernie Sanders Shut Down a Homophobic House Member in This Video From 1995by Katie Felber, Gabriel Reilich
It’s an Appropriate Time to Bring This Clip Back: ‘This Is My Body’by Brandon Weber
Mother of Two Writes a Perfect Salute to Imperfect Parentsby Tod Perry
Indian Scientists Develop World’s First Zika Vaccineby Tosten Burks
Five Inspiring 2013 Commencement Speeches You Need to Hear
by Aaron Liu
With graduation season wrapping up, here are five people who delivered brilliant and inspiring commencement speeches from 2013.
The 14th Dalai Lama spoke at The Superdome in New Orleans to graduates of Tulane University. There, the Dalai Lama outlined some of the basics of the overarching philosophy he's developed over the years—that happiness is the purpose of all life; that human affection has innate, biological roots; that the pathway towards a meaningful life lies in caring for other people. He also stressed the importance of cooperating in solving "man-made" problems:
"Many of these problems are actually our own creation... therefore, we must have the ability to overcome these problems."
His speech starts at the six-minute mark. Listen to the echo that trails his voice!