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Life Lessons from Joss Whedon

“You are all going to die.”

Yes, that’s Joss Whedon’s idea of an inspiring commencement address. He gave the 2013 address at Wesleyan University recently (transcript).

Aside from the snark, Joss does have a point. And his address was a really powerful one. I hope that the graduates remember it. I have little hope for that. I don’t remember my college graduation speech, but then it wasn’t Joss Whedon giving it either.

Here’s the thing, people might want to listen to him. He has done two impossible things in his life. He made a long running TV series about a little, blond girl who beats the evil instead of dying first, screaming all the while. Then he turned a failed TV series into a major movie. He’s done the impossible.


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