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Barbara Walters Delivers an Inspiring Life Choices Keynote at Yale

By: Jaime Neely - Published: Nov 30, 2012 • References: youtu.be
One of the most iconic journalists in the world, Barbara Walters, delivers an inspiring, heartfelt and endearing life choices keynote to the graduating class of 2012 at Yale University. She begins her speech by sharing the advice she once received from a university professor during her studies at Sarah Lawrence College: "Follow your bliss and you will truly be successful." Finding one's bliss -- one's calling -- however, can be difficult for many people. She explains how she didn't find her bliss until her mid 30s, and even then, it was by accident.

She then spends some time sharing the most memorable pieces of advice from figures such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who she interviewed throughout her career.

She reminds the students in the audience that men and women today are faced with very different questions than past generations. No matter what choices and decisions to be made in life, it is important to stay in touch with friends, family and loved ones because they will make the journey memorable.

Walters' life choices keynotes is delivered in an eloquent and charming fashion.