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Peter Dinklage’s 2012 commencement speech explains how life sucks after graduation, but then gets better

In 2012, Peter Dinklage returned to Bennington College, his alma mater, to plead with a new batch of graduates. “Don’t bother telling the world you are ready. Show it. Do it.”

In a season of celebrity commencement speeches, Dinklage’s inspirational marching orders still stand out. The Game of Thrones star spent six years working at a data processing company and living in an abandoned loft before pursuing his acting career. In an excerpt of his speech above, Watch Dinklage explain why recent graduates shouldn’t wait as long as he did to give themselves “permission to fail.”

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