Mortar boards, graduation gowns, and commencement speeches.3 Things - Michael Gowin

Students graduate and speakers tell them what to expect for the future.

And some of those speeches have messages that transcend the small audiences before which they are initially delivered.

Steve Jobs at Stanford.

Conan O’Brien at Dartmouth.

The message making the rounds this year comes from writer Neil Gaiman at The University of the Arts. Although his audience is largely artists, designers, and creatives, his message applies and appeals to anyone who yearns to do meaningful work. Well worth your time.