Sunday/ Jake Tapper’s advice

Below is part of Jake Tapper’s commencement address at his alma mater, Dartmouth College.  (Dartmouth is an Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire.  Jake Tapper is the anchor of CNN weekday television news show ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’).

So, what tangible advice do I have to share, having departed from this campus 26 years ago?  First, let me offer the quick and easy stuff. OK?

Always write thank-you notes.
Be a big tipper.
Always split Aces and Eights.
Call your folks.
Invest in a good mattress.
Shine your shoes.
Don’t tweet, post, Instagram, or email anything you wouldn’t feel comfortable seeing on the front page of The New York Times.
Be nice to seniors.
Be nice to children.
Remember birthdays.
Never miss an opportunity to charge an electronic device.
Use two-step verification.
Shake it off. Shake it off.
Stretch before exercising.
Stretch after exercising.
Never play keno.
Never drink airplane coffee.
Never pay $200 for a pair of jeans.
Never wear jean shorts; and
No one has ever had fun on a paddleboat.

Advice from the serious part of Jake Tapper’s speech : ‘honoring the humanity of others, will allow you to get in closer touch with your own’.


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