If you could speak at commencement, what would you say?

The graduating class of 2012 stands facing you in their caps and gowns. What would you tell them?

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It’s been 15 years since I graduated college. It’s a day I remember like it was yesterday, though. Bill Cosby‘s wife, Camille, spoke at Temple University‘s commencement ceremony at the Spectrum in Philadelphia that day. It was inspiring. Mr. Cosby even got up to say a few things.

After seeing blog posts and tweets about student friends that were graduating, I began to think. I posted this question on Facebook: “If you were giving a commencement speech, what would you tell a graduating class?”

The responses were wonderful. Here’s what a few friends would tell a graduating class.

@MattLaCasse: Your profession is likely practiced in every state in America, and most everywhere else in the world. Your happiness will be more dictated by where you are than what your job is. Do your job someplace that makes you happy.

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