You are startled by the reflections of ghosts,
puddles of clouds
in a rolling sea of gray,
camouflage for the dead.
As you graduate today, ask yourself, how will you lead.
Will you use simple and clear language? Will you seek out honesty? When you get honesty back, will you react with anger or with gratitude? As we strive to be more authentic in our communication, we should also strive to be more authentic in a broader sense. I talk a lot about bringing your whole self to work—something I believe in deeply."
From a speech by Sheryl Sandberg.