Hong Kong billionaire and honorary chairman of Shantou University (STU) spoke to the graduating seniors at STU last Thursday. Knowing some of the students in that graduating class, I know Mr. Li’s words will resonate with them both because he is highly respected but also because the words are true. He said,
If you do not desire a life that is chained to destiny, you must remember this, life demands involvement, dare to think, to feel, to seek, to care, to be motivated, to stand up for your beliefs, to live with honor, and to have a heart for compassion and love.
A simple, broad message but one that I hope will reach students in a profound way. The full text of his short address can be found on the Li Ka Shing Foundation Website. Congrats to the STU class of 2006!