Among all the big names sharing their sagacity with America’s freshly minted college grads this week (President Obama, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, Colin Powell et al.) was award-harvesting film/TV writer Aaron Sorkin, who spoke at his alma mater, Syracuse, yesterday.
For anyone weary of the usual commencement if-you-can-dream-it-you-can-do-it uplift, Mr. Sorkin’s remarks will come as a welcome antidote:
“Make no mistake about it, you are dumb. You’re a group of incredibly well-educated dumb people. I was there. We were all there, you’re barely functional.
“There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you there was a way avoid the screw-ups, but the screw-ups, they’re a-comin’ for ya. It’s a combination of life being unpredictable and you being super dumb.”