Commencement speakers are always telling young people to follow their passions. Be true to yourself. This is a vision of life that begins with self and ends with self. But people on the road to inner light do not find their vocations by asking, what do I want from life? They ask, what is life asking of me? How can I match my intrinsic talent with one of the world’s deep needs?

— David Brooks

Commencement season might be long over, but David Brooks offers us a timeless insight here.

There’s been lots about commencement speeches posted here. On Being offers some perspective.

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