"I always had an existential crisis, because I was trying to figure out ‘what does it all mean?’ he said.
Addressing all the women in the crowd, she said, "If you're a woman — and pardon me for being binary for just a second — the stage has been set. The world is yours to grab. Go out and get it, girl".
"I am dyslexic and I write, I have asthma and I run and I am a social media influencer. I talk about things that no one wants to listen to," yoga instructor Natasha Noel said
"Keep your minds and hearts open to life’s endless and unforeseeable possibilities," she said.
"Personal resilience is important but it's not the only form of resilience we need right now. We also need community resilience. That's something that this class has embodied during your time on campus," she said
It [pandemic] has woken a lot of young people up to the fact that the old ways of doing things just don’t work; that it doesn’t matter how much money you make if everyone around you is hungry and sick
Everyone wants to guide children because they think the children are the problem. No, children are not the problem
He also said that his life changed with the access to computing products. This is what he has been focussed on and contributed that as a definitive reason for his success today.
"When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense. You aren't just following dreams, you're reaching for your destiny," he added.
"Remember to believe in something. And fall in love as many times as it takes. And remember, before you do something special, just do something," he said.
"Don’t ever treat your little insanities as if they are aberrations that ought to be hidden from the rest of the world. Acknowledge them and use them to define your own way of living the only life you have," he said
She concluded the speech with hope. "But while I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities."
"Call upon your grit. Try something. You may succeed. You may fail. But make it your life's work to remake the world because there is nothing more beautiful or more worthwhile than working to leave something better for humanity," he said.
She concluded with wise words with a pinch of humour. "Even though, as a class, you are smart, you are still allowed to say, "I don't know." Just because you are in high demand, you are still allowed to say, "Let me get back to you"
"The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality," he said
It just takes just three seconds to tell you something discouraging that you may never forget. Words are powerful. So, use them wisely, said the noted motivational speaker
"Democracy requires compromise, even when you are 100 per cent right," he said
"Men are adapting — about time — they are adapting consciously and also without realising it for the better of the whole group," she said
Doling out a word of advice for the graduates, she said, "Sometimes your insecurities and your inexperience may lead you, too, to embrace other people’s expectations, standards, or values. But you can harness that inexperience to carve out your own path."
Speaking on the existing injustice, she further stated, "I already knew that the world does not extend to women the many small courtesies that it extends to men"
"I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust yourselves to chart your own course and make your mark on the world," she said
She went on to talk about her life, the many successes she had and how that stopped her from revealing to others that she was gay. But what she believed as successful changed over the years
"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice," he said
He ended with a note of advice: "Which way will you lean? Which way will you move? Move forward, ever forward and tweet out a picture of the results. It may make you famous."
"The point is to find the funny thing in the hard thing. My liabilities are my assets. When I claim it — if I can claim it — it's mine"