Jon Stewart Tells A Room Full Of Overachievers That Success In College Doesn't Mean Much

Rollie Williams

Jon Stewart's timeless commencement address to the graduates of the College of William & Mary in 2004 contains a few massively powerful statements. At 5:25, he discusses the state of the world (not good). At 6:54, he describes the futility of the wars America is involved in. And at 11:51, he talks about why many of the students present are about to feel very alone. My favorite moment comes at 13:03, when Stewart sticks up for the entire generation of graduates.

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