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Tom Hanks Delivers a Sincere Commencement Speech to Yale University

By: Jessica Marren - Published: Jun 17, 2013 • References: youtube
During this sincere commencement speech, Tom Hanks heeds warnings enveloped in humor to the graduating class. He addresses the young individuals in a frank manner and discusses boredom, the planet and technology.

Tom Hanks is particularly interested in addressing the issue of perpetual boredom that young people today seem to struggle with. He says that thanks to technology anyone can enjoy the perks of notoriety now and the duration of fame has been lengthened from 15 minutes to 15 months as long as you are willing to do certain things on camera. Tom goes on to says that there is a big brother and he lives in our search engines.

Overall this sincere commencement speech by Tom Hanks spreads the message that in life the positives balance out the negatives just as long as we don't become oblivious to it all. Stats for Avoiding Oblivion Trending: Older & Average
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