With the coronavirus impeding traditional graduation ceremonies, public figures have taken to delivering virtual commencement speeches to the class of 2020. Pharrell Williams and Ryan Reynolds have done it — and now Disney heavyweight Don Hahn has joined the club.
In a five-minute video posted to Youtube, Hahn — a veteran producer and key figure in Disney’s 1990s resurgence — delivers a few pearls of wisdom on the subject of success:
Hahn only addresses the crisis in passing, and doesn’t touch on its effects on education and the jobs market. He keeps his advice general. Be yourself. Take time to reflect on your achievements so far. Don’t expect to have your life mapped out already: “The way to find your dreams is to move.” Learn your craft, as “it’s a competitive world out there.” And, crucially, “Don’t be afraid to fail.”