What do I know?

Filling the pail

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…

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