For the rest of your life, you will get tired. You will shy away from risk. You will cathect to comfort. You will watch lots of television. It’s a gentle process, and it’s completely unstoppable. We will lose energy. The universe will end. We can’t stop the Great Heat-Death of the Universe.
But by God, we are University of Chicago students. And we can fight.
- Student graduation speech to the University of Chicago class of 2007 by Drew Dir (Manual Cinema, Court Theatre).
I was at the 2007 convocation, as an ex of mine graduated that year, and was blown away by Drew’s speech. I don’t even remember who else spoke. Go read the whole speech, imagine Drew’s really charming and tongue-in-cheek delivery. It still totally rules.