Ellen DeGeneres: Be True to Yourself

"For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity, and not to give into peer pressure. To try to be something that you're not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way. So to conclude my conclusion: follow your passion, stay true to yourself. Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path, and by all means you should follow that. Don't give advice, it will come back and bite you in the ass. Don't take anyone's advice. So my advice to you is to be true to yourself and everything will be fine."

-- Ellen DeGeneres in her 2009 Commencement Speech at Tulane


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