This is a link to Maria Shriver’s commencement speech this past weekend.She was talking to USC Annenberg School of communication .
In a moment of truth, I have been pausing a lot lately. Not that I did anything wrong. But I am pausing at how much I am learning. A girl that started blogging four months ago.
Thanks to Diane, and other bloggers that have made this journey a remarkable one.I am learning from all of you. I just finished an interview with a preschool teacher and was paused also by how much information I have just learned about boys as compared to girls.
I want to pause and take the moment to thank everyone of you for accepting me the way I am .
I am thrilled at how much I want to see. And how I can make impact in this world. During last weeks commencement speech Maria Shriver gave her, ‘too many pauses speech’, which I thought was very unique. It has a lot of fun pauses for everyone aspiring to become a journalist to see.This should go down as one of the best examples of ‘pauses’ I have heard recently. In your spare time click on the link to read . This is part, the rest is on the links above and the video below.
PAUSE — and take the time to find out, what’s important to you. Find out what you love, what’s real and true to you — so it can infuse and inform your work and make it your own.
PAUSE — before you report something you don’t know is absolutely true, something you haven’t corroborated with not just one, but two sources, as I was taught. And make sure that they’re two reliable sources.
PAUSE — before you put a rumor out there as fact. Just because you read it or saw it on TV or the Web — no matter how many times — doesn’t mean its true. Don’t just pass on garbage because you want to be first. There’s no glory in being first with garbage.
PAUSE — before you hit the “send” button and forward a picture that could ruin someone’s life — or write something nasty on someone’s Wall because you think it’s funny or clever. Believe me, it isn’t.
PAUSE — before you make judgments about people’s personal or professional decisions.
PAUSE — before you join in and disparage someone’s sexuality or intellectual ability.
PAUSE — before forwarding the untrue and inflammatory tidbits that have made it so difficult for would-be public servants and their families to step up and lead. Edmund Hillary once said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
you can watch the video here