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IDEAS Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post. Thank you so much, President Hill, Members of the Board of Trustees, distinguished alumni, members of the faculty, devoted parents and friends, and especially the fabulous Vassar College Class of 2015. I am deeply grateful to have been invited to be part of such a special moment in your lives. Commencement is one of my favorite rituals coming together for one last time, dressed alike before you head off into your singular and unique lives. When I was deciding what to wear under my gown, I asked Siri what the weather was in Poughkeepsie. And Siri responded with a list of mixed drinks with whiskey. I think Im going to wait until Siri comes up with an update for Greek accents. Today is the culmination of your time at Vassar. And its 【既生周何生亮打一肖 】also a mini-culmination for me. Because Ive spent a lot of time in recent weeks getting to know you following you and your activities on social media, on Vassars website, in The Miscellany News, and in other ways Im not prepared to disclose that will remain between me and the folks at the NSA. It feels a little like Ive been checking out your online dating profile, and now were finally meeting. And when I saw you walk in, all 611 of you, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Because lets face it, you look fantastic. If we were on Tinder, I would definitely be ready to swipe right. Or is it left? Actually, at my age, it doesnt matter, as long as youre swiping. Related Stories  U.S. 【2005年9月153期板跑狗 】  Supreme Court Weighs Case Over Religious Schools That Could Upend the Line Between Church and State  【9769六合商会单双肖 】   【3d神算子推算 】 【跑狗图58期 】 【24191历史跑狗诗 】 U.S. N【2018跑狗主图今晚的第54期 】ortheastern University Stud【2020年挂牌玄机图库 】ent Sent Back to Iran Despite Valid Visa, Judge's Order As Immigration Attorneys Warn of 'Troubling' Pattern 【周公彩图玄机图 】  【一码平川数字 】  One of the things I learned from my cyber-stalking is that the Vassar College seal shows the goddess Athena in front of the Parthenon, which I love. Though it occurs to me that Im probably here because Athena couldnt be booked, so you settled for another Greek lady from Athens. And to really sell it, Ill be delivering my speech in a thick, sometimes- hard-to-understand Greek accent, instead of the crystal clear, accentless voice I use at all other times. In my private detective work, I also learned that your former motto purity and wisdom was abandoned in 1930, which was probably a good idea given that when The Miscellany News or the Misc as I understand you call it sent out an email to seniors asking what was on their bucket list, most of the answers had to do with sex. One replied, Have sex under the sex tree!【跑狗图玄机避字 】 Another said, Have sex in the circle couches near the Art Library. A third wrote back, Sex in the meditation room or the roof of the lib【郑州金水中医院先来金水 】rary. Arent you glad Im not disclosing your names in front of your parents? You owe me!   What was clear from all my private detective work is that you belong to a community. And for the rest of your lives, youll essentially have a language you speak that no one else understandssort of a more fun version of how Ive been feeling my whole life. Chili Wednesdays at The Retreat. The Bell Ringing. Founders Day. Mug Nights. A Quidditch team, The Butterbeer Brooers. The Deece. Running naked through the library the night before final exams. The Vassar Devil, which I understand to be some sort of ice cream sensation Im definitely planning to sample before I leave. The a cappella groups all 3,475 of them.  Sign up for Inside TIME. Be the first to see the new cover of TIME and get our most compelling stories delivered straight to your inbox.  【跑狗一字记日怕 】  Thank you【跑狗图反意思足什么用 】! For your security, we've sent a confirmation email to the address you entered. Click the link to confirm y【管家婆自动更新资料今晚开哪个生肖135期 】our subscription and begin receiving our newsletters. If you don't get the confirmation within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder. And what a treasure trove of stories youre leaving Vassar with. Not just from your years here but from Vassars incredibly colorful past: Way back in the 1880s, yo【老奇人 必中8码 】u invented fudge maybe. Some of you actually believe that the squirrels around campus are the slightly deranged reincarnations of English majors who couldnt get jobs after graduation. But, hey, at least the squirrels arent living at home, right mom and dad? And here is my favorite: before your time, Vassar students were given the emblem of an acorn to display on their doors when they did not wish to be disturbed. The custom was apparently discontinued, but I want to urge【诸葛亮跑狗玄机图高手解 】 you to revive it as something to use physically and spiritually for the rest of your lives. Its actually central to the three relationships I want to talk to you about today. And those are: your relationship with technology, your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with the world. Lets start with your relationship with technology. No generation has been as liberated and as connected by technology as yours. But also, no generation has been as enslaved and as distracted by technology. So bring on that acorn because as the writer Eric Barker said, Those who can sit in a chair, undistracted for hours, mastering subjects and creating things will rule the world while the rest of us frantically and futilely try to keep up with texts, tweets and other incessant interruptions. Sadly, we have become not just distracted by our devices, our texts, emails, constant notifications, and social media, but addicted to them. And when it comes to social media, let me break it to you: our addiction is not a bug, but a feature. This isnt some unforeseen side effect, it was always the intention, that social media would consume as much of our time and attention as much of our lives as possible.  Spotlight Story Kobe Bryant Had a Singular Impact on His Game and the World Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday, along with his daughter Gianna To your credit, many of you have already recognized this and have taken steps to curb this addiction. As senior Justin Mitchell told the Misc, I was mindlessly going through peoples profiles and being an idiot. So I cut it out. Theres just not enough time to do that with school. And having graduated just a few years before you, I can tell you there is even less time to do that with life. But the addiction is so powerful that, according to a recent survey, 20 percent of millennials actually use their sm【2020年跑狗图30期 】artphones during sex. Maybe I should have read the instructions on my phone more carefully, but Im not even sure what that means. Indeed, a recent study shows that more than half of women would rather go a month with no sex than a month with no smartphone although I am sure this survey did not include any women with access to the Vassar Sex Tree. Contrary to what many of you may think, not only is multitasking not very efficient, it doesnt actually exist. Its actually rapid task switching instead of doing two things at o【六复四肖多少组出了四个 】nce, we simply switch between doing two things badly. Its one of the most stressful ways we can use our time, and it robs us of our capacity to notice and appreciate every moment of our lives.【开码历史结果查询2020 】 I live in New York, and you hardly ever see anybody simply walking down the street whos not also staring at a screen, talking on the phone, or, even worse, texting while walking. Its like being in a really boring zombie movie. I used to be exactly like that myself. I remember one day, I left my apartment with a friend. I looked up and said, What a gorgeous building! I wonder when that went up? 1890 my friend said. Id never noticed it. As Vassar alum, Mary Oliver, put it: Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be Astonished. Tell about it. And by the way, when you do, please tell about it on The Huffington Post. Im going to make it super easy for you by giving you my email so you can bypass the growing HuffPost blogging bureaucracy: arianna@huffingtonpost.com. Related 【六开彩资料31105 】 【爆笑 笑话 】   Politics Trump Vows ‘Big Action’ on School Prayer  【168图库彩图跑狗图 】  As someone who runs a 24/7 digital media company and who uses every form of social media ever invented, I hope I have some street cred when I urge you to build boundaries, i【香港马会内部三肖中后 】ntroduce digital detoxes into your life, and learn to regularly disconnect from the jumble and the cacophony and make time to reconnect with yourself. There will be many p【2016东方心经a加大版 】rofound and fulfilling relationships ahead of y【跑狗论坛玄机2020 】ou, b【今年白小姐114图库 】ut the relationship with yourself is the most important relationship youll ever have. And, like any relationship, it cant be taken for granted without ca【平特一肖怎么买能赚钱 】re and attention, it will atrophy and, ultimately, break down. If there is one thing I wish I knew when I was sitting where you are today and by the way, there are many its that the Delphic admonition Know Thyself and Socrates admonition that the unexamined life is not worth living are not ancient philosophical platitudes, but in fact the most relevant and important guiding truths for our lives. In the well-earned rush and excitement of your new life thats about to begin, its remarkably easy to forget that most important relationship. Thats because the ever-increasing creep of technology into our bedrooms, our brains, and our lives makes it much harder to connect with ourselves. Indeed, for so many of us, connecting with ourselves has been so neglected that we will do anything to avoid it. Researchers from Harvard and the University of Virginia did an experiment in which they gave people a choice to be alone in a room, without anything no devices, no papers, no phones or get an electric shock. A whopping 67 percent of men chose the electric shock. Im very h【合肥院子会烂尾吗 】appy to say that only 25 percent of women ch

ose the shock. Seriously guys and a quarter of the women what is wrong with you? Its not like you have to go shopping with your own thoughts or move in with them and pick out drapes, just be alone with them for fifteen minutes. Is it that bad?  Related 【香港赛马会资料总图库 】    U.S. Arizona Bill to Ban Sex Ed Before 7th Grade Is Going Nowhere

 【东方心经彩图 预测 】 In fact most of us actually know more about the state of our smartphones than we do about the state of ourselves. I bet pretty much everyone here knows approximately how much battery remains in your smartphone right now. And when it gets below 20%, giving us the dreaded red low power alert, we begin to get anxious and desperately look around for one of the little recharging shrines we meticulously maintain everywhere around us, lest anything should happen to our precious phone. But how much do you know, how aware are you, how mindful are you, of the state of your own being? Of your own energy and alertness and reserves? How quickly do you spring into action when you go into the low power zone? I was fascinated to read about Vassars Maria Mitchell, Americas first female astronomer, and to see the gorgeous building tha【淘码论坛四不像 】t used to house her observatory. And while I completely understand the sense of wonder that has led men and women through the ages to explore outer space, Im personally much more fascinated with exploring inner space. As Thomas Merton put it, What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it all the rest are not only useless but disastrous. In other words, its the quality of our inner journeys that allows us to make sense of our outer journeys. There is now a collective longing to stop living in the shallows and recognize that life is actually shaped from the inside out a truth that has been celebrated by spiritual teachers, poets and philosophers throughout the ages and has now been unambiguously validated by modern science. And you, Vassar graduates, can lead the way, and chart a new path forward. Youre the first generation born into the digital world. And you can be the first generation to master it, to make it serve you, instead of the other way around. And when you do, youll find that you have the wind at your back because thats what the times are calling for. One of the things thats so special about Vassar is that at【微信保存图片不在相册 】 the heart of your education is a deep and profound sense of responsibility for the world and those around us. Youve been taught to use your considerable talents, and your drive and your dedication to make a differen【2016全年红字跑狗 】ce in the world. I was moved and inspired by all the projects youve started and b

een involved in: The Vassar Prison Initiative, The Vassar Haiti Project, The College Committee【戈打一肖 】 on Sustainability, Operation Donation, etc., etc. Youve already made a difference in the world youre about to enter. And its no accident that Vassar has recognized the crisis of growing inequality in our country. In fact, congratu【正版四不像2020年第四十六期 】lations for being the number one college to enroll high-performing, low-income students and support them through successful graduati【管家婆论坛一句话赢大钱下载 】on. The concern about growing inequality has become almost universal transcending political parties and ideologies. The statistics are staggering: Student loan debt is at 1.2 trillion dollars, the number of Americans in poverty has grown by 15 million since 2000, the number of high-poverty neighborhoods has tripled since 1970, while America is now home to more prisoners than any other country in the world, with more than 2 million peo

ple behind bars. As we see this happening, I keep being reminded of my visit to Pompeii, whose people were wiped out in the first century by a violent volc【六肖宝典下载v1.0.1 】anic eruption. There had been many warning signs, including a severe earthquake, tremors, springs and wells that dried up, dogs that ran away, and birds that no longer sang. And then the most obvious warning sign: columns of smoke belching out of Mount Vesuvius before the volcano blew its top, burying the city and its inhabitants under sixty feet of ash and volcanic rock. But the warning signs had been dismissed as not particularly alarming. The warning signs are all around us today, too, pointing out the gulf be【富婆看图中一肖一特资料 】tween what we know we should be doing and what were choosing to do instead. Its not that we dont have enough data in fact, were drowning in data. What were lacking is wisdom. Indeed ninety percent of the data now available to us has been created in the last two years. But how much of our collective wisdom has been made available in that time? Thats whats missing from our leaders and from our public discourse. Could our political debate, dominated as it is by meaningless head-to-head polls, manufactured controver【挂牌玄机图90期 】sies

, horse-race sound-bites, and news of Hillary Clinton asking for extra guacamole at Chipotle and Ted Cruz suddenly liking country music after 9/11 be any more trivialized? In fact, at The Huffington Post weve started a Who Cares? section to cover all these non-issues and hopefully leave more room for the real ones. And for those of you going into journalism, our goal at HuffPost is to reimagine the craft. Theres an old saying in the news business, one thats guided editorial thinking for decades: If it bleeds, it leads. But it turns out this is just lousy journalism. As journalists, our job is to provide an accurate picture and that means the full picture of whats going on in the world. Just showing tragedy, violence, and mayhem just focusing on whats broken and whats not working misses too much of what is really happening all around us. What about how people are responding to these challenges, how theyre coming together, even in the midst of violence, poverty and loss? And what about all the stories of innovation, creativity, ingenuity, compassion and grace? By shining a light on these stories, we can scale up these solutions and create a positive contagion that can expand and broaden their reach. Instead of just pr【2017白小姐彩图114 】oducing copycat crimes, we can start to produce copycat solutions. And you can be a part of those solutions. There is an invisible but very real and inescapable connection between our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with the world. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn put it, If you wanted to put the world to rights, who should you beg【生肖洛花有意打一肖 】in with: yourself or others? I know everyone here wants to help put the world to rights. But please remember, it begins with yourself as they say on airplanes, secure your ow【管家婆黄大仙东方心经 】n oxygen mask first. So regularly hang that virtual acorn on your door because while the world will provide plenty of insistent, pleading, flashing, high-volume signals directing you to distract yourself, to not be in the moment, to burn out in order to climb higher up the ladder of what the world defines as success, there will be almost no worldly signals reminding you to stay connected to the essence of who you are, to pause to wonder, and to connect to that place of wisdom in you that place from which everything is possible. The world will keep coming at you with its incessant demands, beeps, blinking lights, and alerts. Every day, Iain Thomas wrote, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And This! And This! And each day, its up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, No. This is whats important. Its from this sacred place that life is transformed from struggle to grace, from information to wisdom. We have, if were lucky, about 30,000 days to play the game of life. And trust me, thats not morbid. In fact, its wis【2017一151期老版跑狗图 】dom that will put all the inevitable failures and rejections and disappointments and heartbreaks into perspective. Because as the great Onion headline summed it up, Death Rate H【天亮叫一声打一肖 】olding Steady at 100% So lets stop sweeping it under the rug. Thats a modern impulse. Ancient Romans would carve MM, Memento Mori, Remember Death, on statues and trees to put every victory and every defeat into its proper perspective. Im not sure if you want to carve it on the sex tree, though, becaus【宝宝平特图2017年 】e things could get weird.   And if youve been to a memorial service recently, youll have noticed that our eulogies have very little to do with our resumes and our LinkedIn profiles. For instance, heres the sort of thing you dont hear in a eulogy: George was amazing, he increased market share by one-third. Or, her PowerPoint slides were always meticulously prepared. Or, she ate lunch at her desk every single day. Our eulogies are always about the other stuff: what we gave, how we connected, how much we meant to our family and friends, small kindnesses, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. So why do we spend so much of our lives chasing things we dont value and that dont ultimately matter? As you leave this magical campus, dont let technology wrap you up in a perpetually harried existence. Dont be so connected to everybody that youre not truly connected to anybody. Or to yourself. And dont get so caught up in your busy life that lifes mystery passes you by. Bring joy and gratitude into every moment even the tough ones and start displaying that acorn on your door. Thank you so much. Arianna Huffington is co-founder, president and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Read more 2015 commencement speeches: 【斗转星移几春秋猜一肖 】 【甘南玛曲赛马会日期 】 Alan Alda to Grads: Everything in Life Takes Time Bernard Harris to Grads: You Are an Infinite Being With Infinite Possibilities Bill Nye to Grads: Change the World Chris Matthews to Grads: Make Them Say No. Never Say No to Yourself Colin Powell to Grads: Learn to Lead Darren Walker to Grads: Build a Bridge to a Better World Ed Helms to Grads: Define Yourselves Eric Schmidt to Grads: You Can Write the Code for All of Us Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel to Grads: This Is the World We Were Born Into, and We Are Responsible for It Gwen Ifill to Grads: If You See Something, Do Something GE CEO Jeff Immelt to Grads: Become a Force for Change Ian McEwan to Grads: Defend Free Speech Joe Plumeri to Grads: Go Out and Play in Traffic Jon Bon Jovi to Grads: Lead By Example Jorge Ramos Message for Journalists: Take a Stand Joyce Carol Oates to Grads: Be Stubborn and Optimistic Katie Couric to Grads: Get Yourself Noticed Ken Burns to Grads: Set Things Right Again Kenneth Cole to Grads: Find Your Voice Madeleine Albright to Grads: The World Needs You Mark Ruffalo to Grads: Buck the System Matthew McConaughey to Grads: Always Play Like an Underdog Maya Rudolph to Grads: Create Your Own Destiny Mellody Hobson to Grads: Set Your Sights High Meredith Vieira to Grads: Be the Left Shark Michelle Obama to Grads: Shape the Revolution Mitt Romney to Grads: America Needs You to Serve Natalie Portman to Grads: Carve Your Own Path President Obam【2016年马报资料彩图 】a to Grads: We Should Invest in People Like You President Obama to Cadets: Lead the Way on Fighting Climate Change Salman Rushdie to Grads: Try to Be Larger Than Life Samantha Power to Grads: Start Changing the World By Acting As If Stephen Colbert to Grads: You Are Your Own Professor Now Tim Cook to Grads: Tune Out the Cynics Contact us at editors@time.com. 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