Aaron Sorkin’s Syracuse Commencement Speech

Aaron Sorkin gave the commencement speech to Syracuse University’s graduating class of 2012. Sorkin giving life advice to fellow members of the Cuse? Obviously, this was going to get posted as soon as it was available on Youtube.

Sorkin has a knack for giving great advice and not sounding like a pretentious resident of Douchbagistan in the process. Still, my favorite part of the entire thing is his acknowledgement of failing a class his first year of college.

As someone who was friends with many drama students at Syracuse, that historical sidenote had an air of urban legend surrounding it — much like Michael Jordan getting cut from his basketball team in high school.

Full transcript of his speech can be found here. [Thanks, Ben!]

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