Inspiration Report

Inspiration Report

What Advice Would You Give the Class of 2011?

Graduation season is upon us. Doesn’t it come with a sense of hopefulness? For the graduates, so much as been accomplished and they have a blank slate ahead of them to fill with their wildest dreams. For family and friends, they get to see their loved ones achieve a goal.

This video was circulating back when I was in college and my co-worker Ashley found it on YouTube. It’s a graduation speech set to music, and it holds some of the best advice I’ve ever heard.


What’s the best piece of advice you could give the Class of 2011? How would you inspire them?

For more:
Kirk Cameron: The Best Advice I’ve Received
Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers
Inspirational Words for Graduates

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment carolyn

    Keep Hope Alive. Believe and you will succeed.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Deb

    Go to grad school. Stay in school as long as you can. The “real world” sucks.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Abdul EL-Amin

    Useful advice is the lifeline that pulls generations through time and space. It markets the values in gratitude, love, and relationships while teaching us to learn from failure and success. Great video.


  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment PedroLMartinez

    Does any one no the tile and author of the song being used in this video?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Angela

    To the class of 2011. Read the Constitution of the UNited States, The Declaration of Independence, but first read God’ Holy Word for the right direction for your life. You will learn that it is GOD, Family, and Country. You will get all the answers to why?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Joanne

    Learn something from everyone you meet. Some of your best loved teachers will be the neighbor next door, the lady down the street, your high school nurse, an aunt or an uncle. Pass it on and teach and mentor others. Be kind to others but most of all be kind to yourself.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dorothy A. coriz

    Good Luck! to all the 2011 Graduates. High School is over now so go now and make the best of what the world has to offer. Take advantage of all the education that is avaliable out the to get a good job. Hope for a Great future. Take care of yourselves and God! try to stay away from Alcohol and drug use it will get you know where. Make alt of nice friends. Life is to short to waste so make the best of it.

  • http://thetitleofthesonginthispostis... mary anne radmacher

    Baz Luhrmann

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment LOU

    If you beleive in yourself and your goals, and support from your family members, you’ll do just fine, Beleive me.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Donna

    Don’t believe everything you hear till you have checked it out for yourself. Just because the forecaster says it’s going to rain all day, doesn’t mean the sun can’t shine. Just because the doctor says you only have 6 months to live, doesn’t mean you won’t receive a card from the President wishing you a happy 100th birthday. Hold tightly to hope, to love … and to faith that when everything seems to be spinning out of control, God remains in control of it all, just as He always has and always will, whether you and I understand what’s happening or not. Let go and let God is so much more than a cliche.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment manny martinez

    don’t vote for obama again

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment gustave verdult

    Your success is a double edged-sword. To be successful in this world you must work hard, get an education or learn a trade, and then you’ll be rewarded for your sacrifices and able to support your wife and children, and if you take care of your body, no drugs or such things, you’ll grow old and healthy.
    The following is a fact; no matter how successful or healthy or how long you live, you will one day die. You will start smelling, your body will start rotting all there will be left will be bones. And no matter what advise you followed all your life, in the end, you and I will enter a life of eternity, either forever in Heaven with God, or forever in Hell with the Devil. If you lived a Christian life of love and worshiped your creator, followed His Commandments, been kind to your enemies, helped the poor and did things to please God rather than the world, you are guaranteed eternal life in heaven. If you never paid attention to what it is God asked from you, because the temporary things of this world, which were your false gods, were more important, you will be forever lost.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Vallene

    Say focus and never give upon your dream

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment bobcat2u

    Best advice I can give is this. In your years in school, you received a lot of book training. If you need advice in the real world, get it from an older person who has experienced it. They have been there and done that. You’ll be amazed what you can learn from them. And it sure will make them feel they are still worth something.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sidney Williams

    Do NOT think that graduating high school brings the end to high school drama. If anything, it can get worse your freshmen year of college. Have fun, but pick and choose your friends very carefully.

    After all — Proverbs 12:26 reads, “The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
    So don’t be deceived by “fun” friends because bad company corrupts good character! (1 Corinth. 15:33)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Your Name

    Graduation is not the end of the road in education. It is the beginning of the trip of a life time. Never stop learning. You would stop and look at a map if you didn’t know your way. So in life we must keep educating ourselves, so we can find our way successfully.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Catherine

    When life gets to rough, rely on GOD he has the answers. Strive to be the best you can be in all you do. Have FAITH and BELIEVE in yourself. Someone will always LOVE you.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment jestrfyl

    Learn to fall (bend your knees, tuck and roll – the position for humility and vulnerability) and you will fail well. Things to do loud – laugh, sing, and read to your kids. Things to do quietly – physical intimacy, think, and read to your significant other. Clean as much as you eat, eat as much as you cook, cook as much as you clean. Learn to dance or play an instrument. Learn to swear and ask for directions in a foreign language. Celebrate holidays and birthdays boldly, especially as you get older. Wear a costume every Halloween. Read twice as much as you watch TV, listen to music as much as you read, spend time with people twice as much as you do all of those other things combined. Remember this; computers don’t care, rust never sleeps, and weather happens to everyone. Play and work cannot be balanced, nor should one be sacrificed for the other. Read the comics, the classics, and any author’s first book. Volunteer somewhere to do something you’ve never tried. Visit a place of worship that is not familiar to you, then return to one that is familiar. Visit a museum for as much time as you spend at a sports event or go to a concert. Imagine more than anticipate, prepare more than worry, reflect more than regret.

    If you cant bark like a dog or won’t mew like a cat, then quack like a duck whenever you see a cow.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment jestrfyl

    I forgot one very important one… If ever you hear someone shout “Marco”, you are obliged to respond “Polo”.

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