At Ohio’s Kent State College, actor Octavia Spencer spoke passionately. “Maintain your minds and hearts open to life’s countless and unforeseeable prospects. And submitting in these ‘you’ particulars, you additionally selected who can be part of these vignettes and tales on this chapter of your lives at Kent State. Friendships have been created right here. Relationships started. Relationships ended. Mentors got here into your life, and these are the faces you’ll keep in mind if you look again at your time right here, faces you selected for this season of time,” she mentioned.
She continued, “The journey you’re taking now will probably be led by you alone. Let me say that once more. The journey you’re taking now will probably be led by you alone. Don’t let that scare you, oh no, let that liberate you. Bear in mind, nobody got here right here the identical manner, and also you received’t all obtain success the identical manner.
“Keep centered in order that your change and development is intentional. Don’t let who you’re changing into be formed by disappointments and in addition don’t let your self be formed by achievements both. Bear in mind your Kipling: When you can meet with triumph and catastrophe however deal with these two imposters simply the identical. Deal with them simply the identical..There will probably be events when saying no is critical to sustaining your values and your self-worth. You outline your worth. Nobody else.”