Thursday , 17 April 2014
Nerd At The Cool Table
Conan O’ Brian Dartmouth Commencement Speech (Video)

Conan O’ Brian Dartmouth Commencement Speech (Video)

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“For decades, in show business, the ultimate goal of every comedian was to host The Tonight Show. It was the Holy Grail, and like many people I thought that achieving that goal would define me as successful. But that is not true. No specific job or career goal defines me, and it should not define you. In 2000 — in 2000 — I told graduates to not be afraid to fail, and I still believe that. But today I tell you that whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality

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