Advice Worth Listening To

Really enjoyed Jeff Bezos’s commencement speech at Princeton — thought provoking, and not boring, about choices and choosing.

When you are 80 years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end, we are our choices. Build yourself a great story.

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2 Comments

  1. Pithy! What a great speech to listen to on commencement day.

    A lot of YA fiction tends to have choice as a running theme: big, life-changing, character defining choices.

    Sometimes it surprises me how the little choices we make every day, like what to eat, what to do after work, who we hang out with, add up to how we feel about life and our health.

    Thanks for sharing! :)
    .-= cuivi´s last blog: June books =-.

  2. Gosh, I love this piece. Very thought-provoking in a moment-to-moment way.
    .-= Leaf´s last blog: Etsy Addict =-.

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