Michael on July 10th, 2008
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Although I am often asked to speak to recent grads, I have never been asked to speak at any graduations. But if I were, I imagine I would deliver something along the lines of this speech.

Today is part 10. To see the entire speech released so far, click here and read from the bottom up

Rule number nine is a downer. Sorry. Ready? One day you will die.

Rule 9: Death happens.

Be prepared for it. If you had a crystal ball, you could spend your last dollar on your last meal. But it seldom works that way. Sadly, there will be those of you out there today who won’t make it to their 30th birthdays. Others will live to be 100. But since we don’t know who’s who, the best thing to do, the thing you must do, is to always be sure to live in balance.

Make sure you plan for your future, but never at the total expense of today, because tomorrow is promised to no one. One day, you will learn that. And it will be painful. Move forward in a way that you are always able to look back without regrets.

And finally,

[To be continued]

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