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Tim Minchin
University of Western Australia, 2013:

"Respect people with less power than you. I don’t care if you’re the most powerful cat in the room, I will judge you on how you treat the least powerful....

Try to also express your passion for things you love. Be demonstrative and generous in your praise of those you admire. Send thank you cards and give standing ovations. Be pro stuff not just anti stuff....

I’m no nihilist. I’m not even a cynic. I am actually rather romantic and here’s my idea of romance: you will soon be dead. Life will sometimes seem long and tough and God it’s tiring. And you will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad and then you’ll be old and then you’ll be dead. There is only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence and that is fill it. It’s an incredibly exciting thing this one meaningless life of yours. Good luck."