On Sunday, Mindy Kaling was at the Dartmouth 2018 graduation, and the star’s commencement speech was both funny and heartfelt. The 17 minutes long speech was filled with hilarious moments, pieces of wisdom, and memories and the students, parents and teachers present had a great time listening to the charismatic actress.
Mindy also shared a pic from the graduation ceremony on her Instagram account, to mark the event.
The star had some really funny pieces of advice for the graduates.
‘1. First off, remove ‘Proficient at Word’ from your resume. That’s ridiculous. You’re just really scraping the bottom of the competency barrel there. This is how you become proficient at Word: You open Word on your computer.’
‘2. Most of your post-college life’s just filling out forms. Car insurance, health insurance, W-2s. W-4s, 1099s. Guess what? None of us really know what any of these forms mean, but you will fill out a hundred of those before you die.’
She went on: ‘3. You never need more than just one pancake. Trust me on this. Cartoons have trained us to think we want a giant stack of those bad boys, but order only one first and then see how you feel later.’
‘4. This one’s just for guys: When you go on dates, act as if every woman you are talking to is a reporter for an online publication that you’re scared of. One should not need the threat of public exposure and scorn to treat women well; but if that is what it’s going to take, fine. Date like everyone is watching because we are.’
Finally, number 5: ‘And this might be the most important — buy a toilet plunger. Trust me on this. Do not wait until you need a plunger to buy a plunger.’ Great advice Mindy!
While all of these pieces of advice for easier adulting are both hilarious and slightly useful, the Ocean’s 8 star also made sure to talk about other, more serious topics.
Make sure to check out Mindy’s speech in its entirety, you won’t regret it! Trust us on this!