If you were asked to speak to a graduating class, what would you say?
I would probably spend a day or two writing what I would say.
The general themes would be:
Keep trying new things.
Spend most of your time doing things you love to do, that benefit you, and the rest of society, and care for the ecosystems that support us all.
Be as cooperative and trusting as you can, and be alert for that small proportion of liars and cheats.
Take some time to do things just for you, to experience the joy of being, whatever that is for you.
Make a real effort to do things that help others. Human beings are the most cooperative species on the planet, and all of our great achievements have come through cooperation, rather than competition. And we all have our competitive sides that need to be exercised from time to time.
Learn how to learn, and learn to love learning.
If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask.
There are many people out there ready and willing to help out those who are prepared to help themselves.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and when you do make one, do what it takes to clean up any consequences that need to be dealt with. The person who never made a mistake, never made anything!