In June 1997, Mary Schmich wrote these timeless words in her essay published in the Chicago Tribune under the headline Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young. In 1999, Baz Luhrmann put them to song. Simply put, it’s the best five minutes of graduation (or life in general) advice I’ve ever heard. Universities and high schools around the country should save a bunch of money and everyone’s time by just playing this and then handing out the diplomas.
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