Talking at Ohio’s Kent State College in 2017, actor Octavia Spencer suggested to all the time look forward. “Preserve chasing these moments the place you uncover one thing new about your voice. Don’t ever let that finish. Preserve your minds and hearts open to life’s countless and unforeseeable prospects. And submitting in these ‘you’ particulars, you additionally selected who can be part of these vignettes and tales on this chapter of your lives at Kent State. Friendships had been created right here. Relationships started. Relationships ended. Mentors got here into your life, and these are the faces you’ll keep in mind while you look again at your time right here, faces you selected for this season of time,” she mentioned.
“You spent every single day growing these connections, including in layer after layer in a relentless state of give-and-take with individuals who imply a lot to you. You lived in nearer proximity to your folks than most of you ever will once more. This bonded you collectively in a particular manner,” she added.
“The journey you are taking now will probably be led by you alone. Let me say that once more. The journey you are taking now will probably be led by you alone. Don’t let that scare you, oh no, let that liberate you. Bear in mind, nobody got here right here the identical manner, and also you received’t all obtain success the identical manner,” she mentioned.
“However when it’s time to say no, say it loudly and firmly. There will probably be events when saying no is critical to sustaining your values and your self-worth. You outline your worth. Nobody else,” the Assist actor additional mentioned.