Five Inspiring 2013 Commencement Speeches You Need to Hear Five Inspiring 2013 Commencement Speeches You Need to Hear
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Five Inspiring 2013 Commencement Speeches You Need to Hear
by Aaron Liu
With graduation season wrapping up, here are five people who delivered brilliant and inspiring commencement speeches from 2013.
The 14th Dalai Lama spoke at The Superdome in New Orleans to graduates of Tulane University. There, the Dalai Lama outlined some of the basics of the overarching philosophy he's developed over the years—that happiness is the purpose of all life; that human affection has innate, biological roots; that the pathway towards a meaningful life lies in caring for other people. He also stressed the importance of cooperating in solving "man-made" problems:
"Many of these problems are actually our own creation... therefore, we must have the ability to overcome these problems."
His speech starts at the six-minute mark. Listen to the echo that trails his voice!