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今年最值得看的美国大学名人毕业演讲,我们给你整理好了
来源:21英语网    日期: 2018-05-22

又到了一年一度的毕业季啦~


世纪君至今还记得当年校长在毕业时说的那句:“今日你以母校为荣,明日母校以你为荣”,给即将走出校园的大家都打了一针鸡血~


而在大洋彼岸的美国,毕业季除了花式的毕业照之外,最大的亮点估计就是各路名人大咖的毕业演讲 (commencement speech) 了, commencement有“新开始”之意,这也是毕业演讲的意义所在。


说到这儿,世纪君又想起了当年乔布斯在斯坦福大学毕业演讲中那句著名的:“Stay hungry,stay foolish”。


那么,今年又有哪些名人大咖登台演讲,他们又如何给毕业生们上好这“最后一课”呢?


蒂姆·库克 (Tim Cook),苹果公司CEO


作为各大高校毕业演讲的???,库克今年在其母校杜克大学的演讲中谈及了不少严峻的热点问题,比如气候变化以及经济不平等,但他仍相信当下是最好的时代,并希望毕业生们能够“无所畏惧”(fearless)。


(回顾库克杜克大学毕业演讲视频请戳~)


金句1:

Steve's vision was that great ideas come from a restless refusal to accept things as they are. Those principles still guide us at Apple today. … In every way at every turn, the question we ask ourselves is not what can we do, but what should we do.


史蒂夫认为,伟大的想法就在于不接受事物的现状。这样的信念如今依然指导着苹果公司……在每一个转折点上,我们应该问自己的问题不是我们能做什么,而是我们应做什么。


金句2:

But don't let those worries stop you from making a difference. Fearlessness means taking the first step, even if you don't know where it will take you. It means being driven by a higher purpose rather than by applause.


不要让这些忧虑阻碍你做出改变。无所畏惧意味着踏出第一步,就算你不知道它将带你前往何方。它意味着你是被更崇高的目标所驱动而不是掌声。


金句3:

Duke graduates, be fearless! Be the last people to accept things as they are. And the first people to stand up and change them for the better.


杜克大学的毕业生们,无所畏惧吧!做最不愿意接受现状的人,做第一批站出来为更好的生活做出改变的人。


希拉里·克林顿 (Hillary Clinton),美国前第一夫人、前国务卿


在今年的毕业季中,希拉里也回到了自己的母校耶鲁大学发表毕业演讲。在演讲中,她鼓励毕业生们时刻做好输掉一场战斗的准备,并在面临困难时要有恢复力(是的,她依然在这场演讲中反思了自己大选时输给死对头·特朗普的种种……)↓↓↓



金句1:

Everyone gets knocked down, what matters is whether you get up and keep going. This may be hard for a group of Yale soon-to-be graduates to accept, but yes, you will make mistakes in life, you will even fail, it happens to all of us no matter how qualified and capable we are. Take it from me.


每个人都会有被击败的时刻,但重要的是你是否站起来继续前行。一些耶鲁准毕业生或许很难接受这点,但是,你会在人生中犯错,甚至还会失败,这发生在我们所有人身上, 不论我们多么优秀,多么能干??纯次业睦泳椭懒?。


金句2:

This is a battle hardened to hope, tempered by loss and clear-eyed about the stakes. We are standing up to policies that hurt people. We're standing up for all people being treated with dignity. The fact that some days it is so hard to keep at it, just makes it that much more remarkable that so many of us are in fact keeping at it.


这是一场战役,对希望无动于衷,对失败从容应对,对风险洞悉明了。我们反对伤害人们的政策。我们支持所有人都受到尊重。事实是,有时真的很难坚持下去,这就让我们许多仍在坚持的人变得更加了不起。


奥普拉 (Oprah Winfrey),美国著名脱口秀主持人


在南加州大学安纳伯格新闻与传播学院的毕业典礼上,奥普拉鼓励美国未来的媒体从业人员,希望学生们能够“化身为真相”(be the truth)、“展现真实”(exemplify honesty)。她提及了虚假新闻对整个社会的负面影响,但新一代的媒体人能够做出改变。




 

另附英文讲稿全文:


Thank you Wallis Annenberg and a special thank you to Dean Willow Bay for inviting me here today. And to the parents, again I say, and to the faculty, friends, graduates, good morning.


I want to give a special shout out because I was happy that Dean Bay invited me but I was going to be here anyway because one of my lovely daughter girls attends the Annenberg School of Journalism and is getting her masters today, so I was coming whether I was speaking or not. So a special shoutout to a young woman who I met when she was in the seventh grade and it was the first year that I was looking for smart, bright, giving, resilient, kind, open-hearted girls who had “it”—that factor that means you keep going no matter what. And this was the year that I chose everybody individually. And I remember her walking into the office in a little township where we were doing interviews all over South Africa and she came in and recited a poem about her teacher and when she walked out the door I go, “That’s an ‘it’ girl.” Thando Dlomo, I’m here to say I am so proud of you. Long way from the township in South Africa and her Aunt has flown 30 hours to be here for this celebration today. Thank you so much.


Today I come bearing some good news and some bad news for anybody who intends to build their life around your ability to communicate. So, I want to get the bad news out first so you can be clear. I always like to get the bad stuff upfront, so here it is: Everything around us, including—and in particular the internet and social media—is now being used to erode trust in our institutions, interfere in our elections, and wreak havoc on our infrastructure. It hands advertisers a map to our deepest desires, it enables misinformation to run rampant, attention spans to run short and false stories from phony sites to run circles around major news outlets. We have literally walked into traffic while staring at our phones.


Now the good news: Many of your parents are probably taking you somewhere really special for dinner tonight. I heard. I can do a little better than that. Now that I have presented some of the bad news, the good news is that there really is a solution. And the solution is each and every one of you. Because you will become the new editorial gatekeepers, an ambitious army of truth seekers who will arm yourselves with the intelligence, with the insight and the facts necessary to strike down deceit. You’re in a position to keep all of those who now disparage real news, you all are the ones that are going to keep those people in check. Why? Because you can push back and you can answer false narratives with real information and you can set the record straight. And you also have the ability and the power to give voice, as Dean Bay was saying, to people who desperately now need to tell their stories and have their stories told.


And this is what I do know for sure because I’ve been doing it a long time: If you can just capture the humanity of the people of the stories you’re telling, you then get that much closer to your own humanity. And you can confront your bias and you can build your credibility and hone your instincts and compound your compassion. You can use your gifts, that’s what you’re really here to do, to illuminate the darkness in our world.


So this is what I also know: This moment in time, this is your time to rise. It is. Even though you can’t go anywhere, you can’t stand in line at Starbucks, you can’t go to a party, you can’t go any place where anywhere you turn people are talking about how bad things are, how terrible it is. And this is what I know: The problem is everybody is meeting hysteria with more hysteria and then we’re all becoming hysterical and it’s getting worse. What I’ve learned all these years is that we’re not supposed to match it or even get locked into resisting or pushing against it. We’re supposed to see this moment in time for what it is. We’re supposed to see through it and then transcend it. That is how you overcome hysteria. And that is how you overcome the sniping at one another, the trolling, the mean-spirited partisanship on both sides of the aisle, the divisiveness, the injustices, and the out-and-out hatred. You use it. Use this moment to encourage you, to embolden you, and to literally push you into the rising of your life. And to borrow a phrase from my beloved mentor Maya Angelou: Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, you will rise.


So your job now, let me tell you, is to take everything you’ve learned here and use what you learned to challenge the left, to challenge the right, and the center. When you see something, you say something, and you say it with the facts and the reporting to back it up. Here’s what you have to do: You make the choice everyday, every single day, to exemplify honesty because the truth, let me tell you something about the truth, the truth exonerates and it convicts. It disinfects and it galvanizes. The truth has always been and will always be our shield against corruption, our shield against greed and despair. The truth is our saving grace. And not only are you here, USC Annenberg, to tell it, to write it, to proclaim it, to speak it, but to be it. Be the truth. Be the truth.


So I want to get down to the real reason we’re here today. In about an hour and a half, you’re going to be catapulted into a world that appears to have gone off its rocker. And I can tell you I’ve hosted the Oprah show for 25 years, number one show. Never missed a day. Never missed a day. Twenty five years, 4,561 shows. So I know how to talk, I can tell you that, but I was a little intimidated coming here because graduations, it’s tough, it’s hard trying to come up with something to share with you that you haven’t already heard. Any information or guidance I can offer is nothing that your parents or your deans or professors or Siri haven’t already provided. So I’m here to really tell you: I don’t have any new lessons. I don’t have any new lessons. But I often think that it’s not the new lessons so much as it is really learning the old ones again and again.


So here are variations on a few grand themes beginning with this: Pick a problem, any problem, the list is long. Here are just a few that are at the top of my list. There’s gun violence and there’s climate change, there’s systemic racism, economic inequality, media bias. The homeless need opportunity, the addicted need treatment, the Dreamers need protection, the prison system needs reforming, the LGBTQ community needs acceptance, the social safety net needs saving, and the misogyny needs to stop. Needs to stop. But you can’t fix everything and you can’t save every soul. But what can you do? Here and now I believe you have to declare war on one of our most dangerous enemies, and that is cynicism. Because when that little creature sinks its hooks into you, it’ll cloud your clarity, it’ll compromise your integrity, it’ll lower your standards, it’ll choke your empathy. And sooner or later, cynicism shatters your faith. When you hear yourself saying, “Ah, it doesn’t matter what one person says, oh well, so what, it doesn’t matter what I do, who cares?” When you hear yourself saying that, know that you’re on a collision course for our culture. And I understand how it’s so easy to become disillusioned, so tempting to allow apathy to set in, because anxiety is being broadcast on 157 channels, 24 hours a day, all night long. And everyone I know is feeling it. But these times, these times, are here to let us know that we need to take a stand for our right to have hope and we need to take a stand with every ounce of wit and courage we can muster.

The question is: What are you willing to stand for? That question is going to follow you throughout your life. And here’s how you answer it. You put your honor where your mouth is. Put your honor where your mouth is. When you give your word, keep it. Show up. Do the work. Get your hands dirty. And then you’ll begin to draw strength from the understanding that history is still being written. You’re writing it every day. The wheels still in spin. And what you do or what you don’t do will be a part of it. You build a legacy not from one thing but from everything. I remember when I just opened my school in 4007, I came back and I had the great joy of sitting at Maya Angelou’s table. She hadn’t been able to attend the opening in South Africa. And I said to her, “Oh Maya, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, that’s going to be my greatest legacy.” I remember she was standing at the counter making biscuits, and she turned, she put the dough down, and she looked at me and she said, “You have no idea what your legacy will be.” I said, “Excuse me? I just opened this school and these girls, and it’s going to be… ” And she said, “You have no idea what your legacy will be, because your legacy is every life you touch. Every life you touch.” That changed me.

And it’s true, you can’t personally stop anybody from walking into a school with an assault rifle, nor can you singlehandedly ensure that the rights that your mothers and grandmothers fought so hard for will be preserved for the daughters you may someday have. And it’ll take more than you alone to pull more than 40 million Americans out of poverty, but who will you be if you don’t care enough to try? And what mountains could we move, I think, what gridlock could we eradicate if we were to join forces and work together in service of something greater than ourselves? You know my deepest satisfactions and my biggest rewards have come from exactly that. Pick a problem, any problem, and do something about it. Because to somebody who’s hurting, something is everything. So, I hesitate to say this, because the rumors from my last big speech have finally died down, but here it is. Vote. Vote. Vote. Pay attention to what the people who claim to represent you are doing and saying in your name and on your behalf. They represent you and if they’ve not done right by you or if their policies are at odds with your core beliefs, then you have a responsibility to send them packing. If they go low, thank you Michelle Obama, if they go low, we go to the polls. People died for that right, they died for that right. I think about it every time I vote. So don’t let their sacrifices be in vain.

A couple other thoughts before I go. Eat a good breakfast. It really pays off. Pay your bills on time. Recycle. Make your bed. Aim high. Say thank you to people and actually really mean it. Ask for help when you need it, and put your phone away at the dinner table. Just sit on it, really. And know that what you tweet and post and Instagram today might be asked about at a job interview tomorrow, or 20 years from tomorrow. Be nice to little kids, be nice to your elders, be nice to animals, and know that it’s better to be interested than interesting. Invest in a quality mattress. I’m telling you, your back will thank you later. And don’t cheap out on your shoes. And if you’re fighting with somebody you really love, for god’s sakes find your way back to them because life is short, even on our longest days. And another thing, another thing you already definitely know that definitely bears repeating, don’t ever confuse what is legal with what is moral because they are entirely different animals. You see, in a court of law, there are loopholes and technicalities and bargains to be struck, but in life, you’re either principled or you’re not. So do the right thing, especially when nobody’s looking. And while I’m at it, do not equate money and fame with accomplishment and character, because I can assure you based on the thousands of people I’ve interviewed, one does not automatically follow the other.


Something else, something else. You need to know this. Your job is not always going to fulfill you. There will be some days that you just might be bored. Other days, you may not feel like going to work at all. Go anyway, and remember that your job is not who you are, it’s just what you are doing on the way to who you will become. Every remedial chore, every boss who takes credit for your ideas -- that is going to happen -- look for the lessons, because the lessons are always there. And the number one lesson I could offer you where your work is concerned is this: Become so skilled, so vigilant, so flat-out fantastic at what you do that your talent cannot be dismissed.


And finally, this: This will save you. Stop comparing yourself to other people. You’re only on this planet to be you, not someone else’s imitation of you. I had to learn that the hard way, on the air, live, anchoring the news. One night in my twenties, when I first started broadcasting, I was 19, moved to an anchor by the time I was 20. I was just pretending to be Barbara Walters. I was trying to talk like Barbara, act like Barbara, hold my legs like Barbara. And I was on the air, I hadn’t read the copy fully, and I called Canada, Canahdah. I cracked myself up, because I thought, Barbara would never call Canada Canahdah. And that little breakthrough, that little crack, that little moment that I stopped pretending allowed the real me to come through. Your life journey is about learning to become more of who you are and fulfilling the highest, truest expression of yourself as a human being. That’s why you’re here. You will do that through your work and your art, through your relationships and love.


And to quote Albert Einstein, “Education is what remains after we forget what we’re taught.” You’ve learned a lot here at USC. And when all that you’ve been taught begins to fade into the fabric of your life, I hope that what remains is your ability to analyze, to make distinctions, to be creative, and to wander down that road less traveled whenever you have the opportunity. And I hope that when you go, you go all in, and that your education helps you to walk that road with an open, discerning mind. Discernment is what we’re missing. And a kind heart. You know, there are 7 billion people on the planet right now. And here you are. Your degree from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: This degree you’re about to get is a privilege. It’s a privilege. And that privilege obligates you to use what you’ve learned to lend a hand to somebody who doesn’t get to be here. Somebody who’s never had a ceremony like the one you’re having this morning.


So I hold you in the light, and I wish you curiosity and confidence. And I wish you ethics and enlightenment. I wish you guts. Every great decision I’ve ever made I trusted my gut. And goodness. I wish you purpose and the passion that goes along with that purpose. And here’s what I really hope: I hope that every one of you contributes to the conversation of our culture and our time. And to some genuine communication, which means, you have to connect to people exactly where they are;not where you are, but where they are. And I hope you shake things up. And when the time comes to bet on yourself, I hope you double down. Bet on yourself. I hope you always know how happy and how incredibly relieved everybody is in this room is that you’ve made it to this place, at this time, on this gorgeous day. Congratulations USC Annenberg Class of 2018!




金句1:

Everything around us, including and in particular the Internet and social media, is now being used to erode trust in our institutions, enter fear in our elections and wreak havoc on our infrastructure. It enables misinformation to run rampant, attention spans to run short and false stories from phony sites to run circles around major news outlets.


我们周遭的一切,特别是互联网以及社交媒体,正在削弱我们对于公共机构的信任,干涉我们的选举,并肆意破坏我们的公共建设。它使虚假的信息泛滥成灾,人们缺乏注意力,来自野鸡网站的虚假信息充斥着主流媒体。


金句2:

You will become the new editorial gate-keepers, an ambitious army of truth-seekers who will arm yourselves with the intelligence, with the insights and the facts necessary to strike down deceit, you can answer false narratives with real information and you can set the record straight.


你们将成为新一代新闻“把关人”,你们将是一支雄心勃勃的队伍,运用智慧、洞察力以及必要的事实来寻求真相、击?;蜒?。你们可以用真实的信息反击虚假的叙事,能澄清是非。


贾斯廷·特鲁多 (Justin Trudeau),加拿大总理


在纽约大学的毕业典礼上,加拿大总理特鲁多给毕业生们提出了一个挑战:去拥抱不同的文化,遇见各种各样的新人。特鲁多指出,多元化并非弱点,而是优势所在。而人们要做的不仅仅只是“包容”,而是要试着接受、尊重甚至去爱他人。



金句1:

Here's the challenge I'm offering you today, our celebration of difference needs to extend to differences of values and beliefs, too. Diversity includes political and cultural diversity. It includes diversity of perspectives and approaches to solving problems......as you go forward from this place, I would like you to make a point of reaching out to people whose beliefs and values differ from your own. Listen, truly listen, and try to understand them, and find that common ground.


以下是今天我向你们提出的挑战,我们对“差异”的颂扬需要延伸到不同的价值观和信仰。多元化包含了政治及文化多元化,包含了观点和问题解决方法的多样性……你们从这里走出去之后,我希望你们努力结交信仰和价值观与你不同的人。我希望你们听听他们的想法,真心实意地去听,试着理解他们,找到你们的共同点。


金句2:

There is no shortage of cynicism and selfishness in the world. Be their answer, their antidote. I am abundantly optimistic about the future because of you. It is yours to make and mold and shape.


愤世嫉俗,自私自利者,世界上不乏其人。去帮他们找到答案,矫正他们的想法。因为有你们,我对未来十分乐观。未来靠你们来塑造。


听完上面的一波鸡汤演讲,是不是有种振奋人心的感觉?不过你或许会觉得上面的几个演讲都有相似之处,而外媒也总结了一波今年毕业演讲的主(套)题(路)↓↓↓


1
 
追求自己的梦想


作为“老生常谈”的一大话题,今年自然也有不少名人大咖在毕业演讲中变着法儿地提到这一点~


比如今年大热电影《黑豹》主演查德维克·博斯曼(Chadwick Boseman)在其母?;艋麓笱а萁彩?,就说了这样一段话:


You should rather find purpose than a job or a career. Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history. Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you need to fulfill.


你应该寻找人生的意义而不是一份工作或职业。意义涵盖了多种学科,是你自身的一大重要元素。它是你在历史上的特定时间中存在于这个星球上的原因。而你的存在也包含在你需要完成的事情之中。


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改变世界


面对着诸多问题,让毕业生们做出改变的时刻到了,而几乎所有的毕业演讲都会谈到这一点……


当然,在2018年美国大学毕业季的演讲中,有一个人是大家都不约而同怼上一把的……


那就是:推特治国·真·网红·美国总统特朗普


比如,先前被特朗普炒鱿鱼的前美国前国务卿雷克斯·蒂勒森 (Rex Tillerson) 就暗怼了特朗普一把,批评他试图掩盖真相↓↓↓



As I reflect upon the state of our American democracy, I observe a growing crisis in ethics and integrity. If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom.


当我反思美国民主现状时,我注意到了一场道德和诚信?;诓欢侠┐?。如果我们的领导人试图掩盖真相,或者我们民众开始接受那些不基于事实的选择性真相,那么美国公民就正走在放弃自由的道路上。


更不要说希拉里在毕业演讲中带个帽子,都要冷嘲热讽特朗普,说自己带的是“俄罗斯帽子”(a Russian hat)以暗指“通俄门”……


嗯,话说特朗普今年也受邀到高校去参加毕业演讲了,在被不少嘉宾怼过之后,不知道他会怎么回怼呢……


总之,今年的毕业演讲鸡汤,收好不谢~



 





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