Outside the Ivory Tower


I ran across a commencement speech by Bill Watterson, the Author of Calvin and Hobbes. Its strangely appealing to an increasingly disaffected college student. The reason I am linking it here is so that I might remember it in 8 months when I graduate and because of the following line:

It’s funny how at Kenyon [College], you take for granted that the people around you think about more than the last episode of Dynasty. I guess that’s what it means to be in an ivory tower.

There are some things I will always love about my Ivory Tower. There are parts of me that will never leave it. Mixed in with the parts that are so very tired and just want to replace the head gasket on my used car.

Here is the rest of the speech. If you ever find an audio version let me know.


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