Don’t be afraid.
Let your wisdom flow.
Don’t play games.
Be as honest as is humanly possible.
Be as genuine as is humanly possible.
Search for the truth.
Search for humanity.
Search for compassion…
And how to effect it in the world.
Remember why you are here.
Remember the joy of what you chose to do.
Remember the pleasure of learning.
Remember the pleasure of thinking.
Remember the pleasure of expressing your ideas.
Remember the pleasure of honest intercourse –
that honest verbal exchange of ideas that spurs us on
to greater understanding and better action.
The collaboration of the thinking community.
There should be no need to pretend.
There should be no need to hide.
There should be no need to be defensive.
What causes us to understand, to become excited, to enjoy, to solve problems?
Effort, but not necessarily emotionally negative effort
Freedom to learn and explore
in discovery, honesty, openness
Those are the highest ideals of the academy.