Ladies and Gentleman, my name is Felipe Alvarez and today i want to talk to you personally, maybe change your way to see life. You may be thinking why, well, all of you are in one of the most prestigious universities around the globe, on what purpose? Succes. And what comes along with succes? money. Let me tell you that you are very lucky of being in this university, but my point on this speech is one, money and succes aren´t all. You need to take desicions all along your life, you will learn knew things every day, and you will have to adapt to the society you live in.
Latelly i´ve been realizing that powerfull people are the ones with that amounts of money anyone would love to posess. But if the only thing you think about is money, you´re wrong. Live money a sid and think about the real important things! For being happy the first thing you need is friends and family, and ambition may keep you away from this important people, and we all know loneliness those not match with hapinnes, but havinf friends does not mean that you have to be cool, it means you have to be carring with your surrounders, treat them as you wanted to be treated. Also, there is another issue that personally I found of vital importance, knowledge. The famous philosofer, Socrates, ones said: “There is only one good: knowledge There is only one evil:.. Ignorance”. Looking for new knowledge and experiences is what defines a life of succes, gentleman. For living a better life style, inteligence is fundamental. Being curious and open minded, share and receive knowledge, care about your education and intelectual level, that are things that are going to take YOU far. Beyond this two concepts of company an knowledge, another important one is enjoying, enjoying little details, the food you have, the clothes you wear, the comfortable bed you sleep on, the shower you wash with, do you realize millions of people around the world do not have any of these stuff? What i am trying to go with these is the fact that another thing to do for reaching real happiness is helping these unfortunate human beings. Becuase a real and sincere “thank you so much” worths as much as a great amount of money. It fills you with joy and pride, hearing these words and knowing it comes from deep inside, feelinf the intention of the person that appreciates your help. Money and ambtion may take part of your life, but never make them the most important thing of it! What if money would be invented? What would society be now? In my opinion, ambition wouldn´t exist and happines would be defined by the concepts I mentioned before.
What im trying to express, is that in life you have to have priorities in orther, priorities help to find real happiness, and making money your main priority is not going to lead you to happiness. But im not saying that you should not gain money somehow, my message is to make money a help for finding happiness, its a support. Happiness is enjoying, helping, and sharing, all this connected with a thirst of knowledge. Students, for finishing my speech, I would like to say, enjoy little details, help unfortunate people, appreciate everything you have, all the oportunities, and do not make money transform you in an ambitious person, try to become more charitable, more human. I want to share an anonimous quote with you: “If a friend asks you for money, think on which one you want to lose, if the friend or the money.”