Sandra Bullock Gives Fabulous High School Graduation Speech: Watch Here!
There’s nothing like getting life advice from someone who has a stellar track record, and Sandra Bullock imparted some sage wisdom upon the graduating class of Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans today (May 20).
The “While You Were Sleeping” actress, who donated money to the school after it was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, began by telling the students to be present in the moment. "I didn't remember anything because I was so worried about the future. I wasn't present. I wished someone had said to me what I've been spending the last four years, telling a little boy, who I love more than anything, who happens to be my son.”
She continued, "So I thought, 'Maybe I will share that with you guys, that what I tell a 4-year-old, is what I wish someone had told me before I stepped out into the world.'"
"The first thing is stop worrying so much. Stop being scared of the unknown, because anything I worried about didn't happen. Other stuff happened. The unknown we can't do anything about."
Second, she said, “Raise the bar higher. It is noisy out there and for some reason, people want to see you fail. That's not your problem, that is their problem. I only remember the moments where I tried beyond what I thought I could do and I do not remember the failures because I didn't. Nothing's a failure, it's just not supposed to work out that way because something better is supposed to come along."
"The third thing we work on [is] at home in the morning. We turn on the music really really loud before we leave the house. And the rule is, you have to dance a little bit before you step out in the world, because it changes the way you walk."
Furthermore, “Eat something green every day with every meal and do not pick your nose in public."
And always share your feelings with your loved ones, she noted. "When someone who cares about you hugs you? Hug them back with two arms. Don't do the one-armed hug, because when you hug with two arms, it allows you to lean on somebody, and we always need somebody to lean on. If someone doesn't want to play with you, it's okay. Not everyone is going to love us, go find somebody who does want to play with you, and appreciates what you have to offer… Go find your joy. It's what you're going to remember in the end. It's not the worry, it's not the what-ifs. It's the joy that stays with you. I want to thank you for the joy that Warren Easton brings me every day."