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John R. Benjamin graduation speech | University of Virginia


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#grad speech, even though the season is long past (and welcome to college season is soon to commence). I read this a few weeks before graduation, and was very moved. 

I liked this part:

One of the greatest poets of the 19th century was Alexander Pushkin, a brilliant writer who died foolishly at the age of thirty-seven after being shot in his twenty-ninth duel. But he was a genius, and he wrote a striking poetic line about children:

It will be our descendants who
Out of this world will crowd us too.

Thanks for posting this... I appreciate the love, and am glad you enjoyed reading the speech...

You are very welcome, John! I plan on reading your speech again and again in the future.

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