Watch Michelle Obama’s Commencement Speech For Class 2020
MICHELLE OBAMA – Former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama laid out three life lessons for the class of 2020.
On Sunday, June 7, Youtube hosted global virtual graduation for the class of 2020. The event was created after the in-person graduation ceremony was banned due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Former United States (US) President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama took part in Youtube’s virtual graduation. The former first lady’s speech is a must-listen for graduates.
The 56-year-old lawyer addressed the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement and the group’s efforts to fight racial injustice and police brutality in the US. She also offered three (3) life lessons to the class of 2020.
Here are the life lessons she revealed for the graduates:
- “Life will always be uncertain. It is a lesson that most of us get the chance to learn over the course of years and years, even decades, but one you’re learning right now.”
2. “In an uncertain world, time-tested values like honesty and integrity … empathy and compassion. That’s the only real currency in life. Treating people right will never fail you.”
3. “For those of you who feel invisible, please know that your story matters. Your ideas matter. Your experience matters. Your vision for what the world can and should be matters. So, don’t ever, ever let anyone tell you that you’re too angry, or that you should keep your mouth shut. There will always be those who want to keep you silent, to have you be seen but not heard. Maybe they don’t even want to see you at all. But those people don’t know your story, and if you listen to them, then nothing will ever change.”
Michelle Obama also discussed how to channel anger for good and urged them to always challenge the status quo. Watch the video below:
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