And now for a different kind of graduation speech.
Most commencement speeches provide answers of sorts–pieces of wisdom you can carry with you, life strategies you can use down the road. Above James Ryan, Dean of Harvard’s School of Education, offers something else–not answers, but questions, the five essential questions to ask as you move through life. He elaborates on each above:
1.) Wait, what?
2.) I wonder, why/if?
3.) Couldn’t we at least?
4.) How can I help?
5.) What really matters?
Bonus question: And did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?
You can watch Ryan’s complete commencement speech here.