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August 7, 2013

Be Kind: George Saunders’ Advice to Graduates Goes Viral

smile“To the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness,” the author said in his commencement address

By Melissa Locker

Be kind.

That’s the gist of George Saunders’ advice to the class of 2013, delivered in a convocation speech at Syracuse University. While the graduation address was given months ago, thanks to a recent feature in the New York Times, it’s become the speech that keeps on giving. In fact, the sage advice in Saunders’ address has gone viral, spreading across the Internet on blogs, Twitter and Facebook.

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