Anybody hear "Dr." Alex's speech to the U grads? I found this part interesting.
"If everybody could please stand, please stand up. You guys are going to have to trust me here. Breaking the mold. Now on the count of 3, I want you guys to all boo me as loud as you can, even you folks behind me and in the orchestra, it will make it feel like a stadium. Now I want you to really boo me. Pretend I'm (Brigham Young University coach) Bronco Mendenhall; what's their QBs name? Taysom Hill."
"Now don't do it yet, I'm going to count to 3, and then we'll start. And then when I go like this (makes motion across his body), stop, OK? Have fun with it, OK? Yell out some of your other favorite QB names, I don't know, a (Denver Broncos QB Peyton) Manning, a (New England Patriots QB Tom) Brady. You're feeling really creative, a (San Francisco 49ers QB Colin) Kaepernick."
"You guys over here (points to the crowd on his right), I want you guys to yell out, 'You're a bust!' as loud as you can, OK? And you guys over here (points to his left), I want you to yell out, 'You ruined my Fantasy Football team!'"
"All jokes aside, that really happened except times it by about 10. Imagine 80,000 people tearing you apart and the heartbreak is this was a home game. These were the very same people I was trying so hard to impress. You see, in this safe setting I can control the boos because, well, that would be awkward if you booed me off the stage at your commencement."But in the real world we can't always change the boos and applause. And in one of the most challenging moments of my life it hit me and bring me to my third prescription: Accept what you cannot control."We can only control how we react and we respond. And that complex, but so simple idea helped me survive. In fact, it actually gave me peace of mind. It is truly why I am here today because it was a few years later and I thought I silenced all of those boos, I thought I silenced all of my critics, when I really got tested."
[ Edited by JiksJuicy on May 5, 2014 at 2:31 PM ]