posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:58 AM
I stumbled across this while looking at a "philosophy and quotes" type site. According to the site, it's from a commencement address he gave at
Knox College in 2006. It's really good, imo.
Don't be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise.
Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing
Because cynics don't learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or
disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow.
Saying yes leads to knowledge. "Yes" is for young people.
So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.