I Wish You Bad Luck

August 3, 2017

Every summer I look forward to reading many of the wonderful commencement addresses given around the country.  I always find a couple of gems which impart great insights and wisdom we can all learn from.  This year I found one delivered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at his son's ninth-grade graduation from Cardigan Mountain School — a New Hampshire boarding school for boys in grades six through nine. Chief Roberts’ advice ran counter to many typical commencement speeches. 

 

Here’s a part of it:

“Now the commencement speakers will typically wish you good luck and extend good wishes to you. I will not do that, and I’ll tell you why. From t