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John Green's Commencement Speech 2013

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM

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John Green — known by us as the creator of the Crash Course YouTube videos and for making you laugh and then cry — gave the Commencement Speech to Butler’s graduating class. Green is mostly warning the audience to not grow up and be terrible. It also comes with advice, such as: “Do not worry too much about your lawn.” And: “Keep reading. Specifically, read my books, ideally in hardcover.” The address is heartfelt and conversational, peppered with asides and references to the Internet — just like Green’s novels. Except this time: no deaths!

What do you think of his speech? Share your thoughts on the blog.



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