Yesterday, one of our interns shared her reflections on Michelle Obama’s commencement speech to the class of 2012 at Oregon State University. While many of us were inspired by Michelle’s words, we wondered what advice our community of change makers would give to this year’s graduates.
To that end, we asked our friends on Twitter to complete the following sentence: “Dear Class of 2012, if you want to change the world, remember…” Here is the advice they shared:
“Dear Class of 2012, if you want to change the world remember to find friends to help you out. No one can do it alone!” ~ @aimee587
“…if you want to change the world, remember you must change yourself first.” ~@SummerStrauch
“…remember to live humbly and compassionately.” ~@MAWGtheFROG
“…remember to start small but think big and watch the ripples reach a nation.” ~@KaulanaNC
“…remember to listen to those you seek to help.” ~@NonprofitJen