Aaron Sorkin’s Commencement Address to the Syracuse University Class of 2012

It’s hard to pick just one quote from this speech to demonstrate just how awesome it is, but as with many things Sorkin, the whole is even greater than the sum of its already awesome individual parts. And oh, what parts those are…

Sorkin touches on life, parenthood, his decade of cocaine addiction, the delicate passage of time, perception, and just how overwhelmingly dumb each and every one of those graduates are. Most importantly, he does it with his (patent pending) style of humor, grace, and humanity in the face of the overwhelming. These kids were lucky to be there, but we’re all just as lucky that Syracuse decided to tape and release this address because it’s – Sorkin fan or not – a word of damned genius.

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