ELLEN DEGENERES: Your definition of success is going to change. A lot. [Best Advice to Grads Series #2]
From her 2009 commencement address to Tulane:
“When I was younger I thought success was something different. I thought when I grow up, I want to be famous. I want to be a star. I want to be in movies. When I grow up I want to see the world, drive nice cars, I want to have groupies. To quote the Pussycat Dolls. How many people thought it was ‘boobies’, by the way? It’s not, it’s ‘groupies’.
“But my idea of success is different today. And as you grow, you’ll realize the definition of success changes. For many of you, today, success is being able to hold down 20 shots of tequila.
“For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not, to live your life as an honest and compassionate person, to contribute in some way. So to conclude my conclusion, follow your passion, stay true to yourself. Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path and by all means you should follow that. Don’t give advice, it will come back and bite you in the ass. Don’t take anyone’s advice. So my advice to you is to be true to yourself and everything will be fine.”
Ellen Degeneres Funny 1st Appearance Doing Stand Up Comedy on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIAAI3j_vsY
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