Graduation season is upon us, and that comes with a lot of boring speeches and a few gems. My niece, Katie Adams, and my nephew, Stephen Black, both graduated from my alma mater, Brigham Young University, last week; Katie with a master’s degree in accounting, and Stephen with a bachelor’s degree in political science and statistics. At their graduation ceremony, speaker Arthur C. Brooks gave one of those speeches that everyone should listen to–whether you’re a new grad, or retired from the workforce.
Brooks says “If you pay attention to politics, or television or social media, God forbid, what do you see? You see recrimination, reproach, insults, sarcasm. You see leaders at the highest level of our country who bully and berate those with whom they disagree. You see families torn apart over political disagreements. You see political foes who treat each other as enemies.”
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