You will build a body of work, but you will also build a body of affection, with the people you’ve helped who’ve helped you back. This is the era of Friends in Low Places. The ones you meet now, who will notice you, challenge you, work with you, and watch your back. Maybe they will be your strength…If you can… fall in love, with the work, with people you work with, with your dreams and their dreams. Whatever it was that got you to where you are, don’t let it go. Whatever kept you here, don’t let that go. Believe in your friends. Believe that what you and your friends have to say… that the way you’re saying it — is something new in the world.
-Robert Krulwich, Journalist.
Words on a graduation commencement speech