by Kurt Vonnegut

Reviewer Rating:
3

Review

I am a big fan of commencement speeches so I was keenly interested in what Vonnegut had to say. The essay by Dan Wakefield, Vonnegut's friend and fellow writer, is not just a reminder of what Vonnegut has experienced in his life as a war veteran but also revealed a man who continues to serve his community. Vonnegut's actions and words leave you with an undeniable belief he is helping to repair the world by taking care of his own piece of it. The speeches may have dated references to events occurring at the time but what he serves up to the young grads is important. My takeaways: practice critical thinking, it may be a bumpy ride, leave the world a better place, don't forget to thank those teachers who inspired you and remember, you are loved.

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