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This is the funniest and most entertaining commencement speech I have watched. The valuable lesson that Ellen DeGeneres shares is a significant one which emphasizes the importance of integrity and being true to yourself.
In 2008, Vin Scully, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, gave the commencement address at Pepperdine University. I have attended many graduation ceremonies and listened to many speakers over the years. This speech is the most memorable graduation speech that I have ever witnessed. Mr. Scully is undoubtedly an icon in American history. When he began to speak, I realized that I had been classically conditioned to associate his voice with Farmer John hot dogs, and I actually began to crave one and even imagined smelling one--this is most curious because I don't even eat or like hot dogs! What made an impression upon me was not his charismatic nature, his amazing ability to speak without even glancing at his notes very often, but it was his clear, simple and important message. Four short words: Very Difficult But Possible. He told the stories of baseball players who he knew, but not the ones we all know from the headlines. He told the story of those with very difficult journeys that still believed that their dreams were possible. It was inspiring. A simple message. Very difficult but possible. I left there remembering his words and feeling inspired by them. Thank you, Mr. Scully...and from wherever you are in the world, I hope that you somehow know that you made me stop to think about those four simple words, Very Difficult But Possible.
To View the Video: http://www.pepperdine.edu/pr/releases/2008/may/scullyspeech.htm
(*Mr. Scully receives his honorary doctorate from Pepperdine and this takes the first 5 minutes of the video.)
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