Last year, I was asked to speak at the Year 12 leavers’ breakfast. I just found a copy of that speech and thought it might be of interest.
What do I know?
When I was asked to give this address, I thought:
“Why are they asking me?”
“What do I know?”
While a great honour, it is also a tremendous responsibility, and self-doubt in such circumstances is natural.
However, let’s just examine this a little. What do I know? What sits in the filing cabinet of my head that I could pull-out, dust down and pass on to you as you embark upon the next stage of your life? For knowledge is a precious thing; more valuable that gold.
Judith Shapiro is the former president of an American college. One day, she was chatting to a group of young people about the benefits of university; the benefits…
View original post 1,144 more words