Remember how lucky you are, keep trying hard things and work in a spirit of generosity
April 30, 2020
Ordinary people who faced down communism offer inspiration for dealing with our own challenges.
Today’s graduates have a rare chance to create a more just, fair and diverse America than we had before the virus.
And best to skip the bad suit and the little Italian sports car.
Today’s students have had little space for the immaterial pleasures that make life worthwhile.
Your forebears also had to navigate paths of adversity. Though at least we didn’t have your toilet-paper shortage.
We are getting a small taste of how much we stand to lose when our freedom is restricted and our health threatened
Think about your own role, however large or small, in making the world a better place for everyone.
Defending freedom will be even more urgent once government can use technology to look into our innermost feelings.
Society depends on many small sacrifices that amount to a huge collective benefit.
Put your disappointments in context—and learn from this stress test of American government and society.