Yahoo! Health rounded up the 10 best pieces of advice from high-profile 2015 Commencement speeches, from Apple CEO Tim Cook’s address to the George Washington University to actor Mark Ruffalo’s talk at Dickinson College. While we think our own Commencement speaker, Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Seán O’Malley, should be included in this group, these speeches also left graduates with instructions for happier, healthier lives. Check them out!
“So often, it is the popular culture and the media who are the great prophesiers of our age ‑‑ we’re told that all that really matters is to acquire things. To wear the right clothes. To drive the right cars. To live in the right neighborhoods. Then everything will be all right.
The truth is that the invariable losses and suffering that intrude even into the most planned life has a way of disrupting things. A life of faith with a sense of purpose and mission is what brings fulfillment.” – Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap, Emmanuel College Commencement, May 9, 2015