JOSS WHEDON GRADUATION SPEECH TRANSCRIPT

The alpha and most of the omega. An excerpt from the speech from Tor. Live all of your life. The famous writer and director said to students: It is the tension I was talking about.

It’s early morning where I am, it gives me an elevated sense of importance and overconfidence in the belief that this advice is useful’ I’m Wow, that was a long speech. Specifically he talks about the inherent contradictions that exist in being human, and how your identity as a person exists in those contradictions. He says, “You have, in fact, already begun to die. Did any of the ideas in it stick with you? And that seems like a bit of a contradiction. And the weird thing is… your body wants to die.

If you accept that, everything gets a lot better.

Joss Whedon in a Commencement Speech to Wesleyan University Grads: ‘You Are All Going to Die’

Freedom is not freedom from connection. What do you think about Joss Whedon’s commencement speech? I think I can be a little more inspiring than that. Learn how your comment data is processed. All I can say to this point is I think we can all agree that the speec could use a little changing. You are connected to those people. You want to be a politician, a social worker. Embrace the fearlessness of youth.

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Maybe it will inspire these students to take care of themselves and others and hopefully enjoy this amazing josss the universe bestowed on us called life.

Be all of yourselves.

Thank you, Jeanine, for…making me do whedno. You’ll make mistakes technically but creatively you’ll never be as free as when time and money aren’t an issue.

Did any of the ideas in it stick with you? The other reason is because you are establishing your identities and your beliefs, you need to argue yourself down, because somebody else will.

Joss Whedon in a Commencement Speech to Wesleyan University Grads: ‘You Are All Going to Die’

Joss Whedon received an honorary degree. And for your entire life, you will be doing, on some level, the opposite—not only of what you were doing—but of what you think you are. It is a process that you must be active in. Trxnscript need to acknowledge and honor that tension, and the connection that that tension is a part of.

joss whedon graduation speech transcript

You want to be a politician, a social worker. Your bodies have just gotten off the ski slope at the peak of growth and potential! This connection is part of contradiction. koss

joss whedon graduation speech transcript

It will always be in conflict. You are changing the world. I’m currently writing a feature screenplay for a screenwriting class, and for 8 weeks all I did was write in a composition book about how the story just doesn’t make sense — how my protagonist just doesn’t make sense.

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And the weird thing is your body wants to die.

joss whedon graduation speech transcript

Do these discussions relate to filmmaking? Please say Bill Cosby. The connection we have is part of what defines us on such a basic level. And that seems like a bit of a contradiction. And you are youth and beauty, you are at your physical peak.

What Do You Think of Joss Whedon’s Commencement Speech to Students?

We are individuals, obviously, but we are more than that. It is a process that you must be active in.

What you do with all your heart, you will do the opposite of. So, how does “you’re all going to die” turn into an uplifting sendoff? Facebook 13 Tweet Pin Email Shares