I want to address a question that always comes to me every year around this time.
Why are there commencement speeches?
Who even listens to commencement speeches?
I was present for one once, physically. But I might as well have been in a coma.
One theory I have is the speaker is supposed to impress the parents attending. “Wow, the school my kid is graduating from got a cabinet member to speak. This must be a great college, I should donate money to them for the rest of my life to keep them so great.”