The students who attend Tucson University, America’s most prestigious online learning resource, are scattered throughout the country. Consequently, a traditional graduation ceremony is both logistically challenging and inappropriate.
This year’s graduation ceremony was special indeed. Because Tucson, (sometimes referred to as Virtual U), finds its entire existence in digital ether; featured guest speaker Taz Mopula delivered his remarks in a series of tweets.
They appear below.
Tucson University 2012 Commencement Tweets – Taz Mopula
Class of 2012. As you explore what is arguably the world, remember:
It’s lonely at the top. Then again, it’s lonely at the bottom too, plus, the service is really bad.
There is nothing to fear except you itself.
If I could only give you one piece of advice it would be this: Do not, under any circumstances, take my advice.
The moment you are certain that you’ve got it all worked out is precisely when you finally not do.
If you think education is expensive, try insolence.
Why raise the bridge when you can lower your expectations of the river?
Those who can’t do, teach; those who can’t teach, teach anyway.
How can you think outside of the box when the box is inside your head?
There is no shame in ignorance; then again, it’s no cause for celebration, either.
The more you learn the less you know for certain; the less you know for certain the more you learn.
Be nice to your enemies; you just might be one of them.
Your college selection is irrelevant. However, where you go to high school is crucial; because they will never let you leave.