From “10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You,” published earlier this week in the WSJ:
1. Your time in fraternity basements was well spent.
The same goes for the time you spent playing intramural sports, working on the school newspaper or just hanging with friends. Research tells us that one of the most important causal factors associated with happiness and well-being is your meaningful connections with other human beings. Look around today. Certainly one benchmark of your postgraduation success should be how many of these people are still your close friends in 10 or 20 years.
Full list available here with a mix of more sound advice and some other not-so-inspiring advice (see No. 10).