iO9: Neil Gaiman’s Inspiring Commencement Speech About Succeeding in the Arts

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Commencement speeches are wasted on the young — everyone should watch them.

I love his bit about his life goals as a “mountain,” and his mission to do only work that would bring him closer to the mountain. Of course, we should all be so lucky to work only when jobs are adventurous and stop when they become work, but there are some wonderful nuggets of artistic wisdom throughout Gaiman’s speech.