Talking Points
June 2024

Funnyman Will Ferrell Implores Students To Forego Their Fears

Will Ferrell passed along an important piece of wisdom to University of Southern California’s class of 2017—don’t be afraid. When first starting out as a comedian, many thought he wasn’t that funny. Journalists criticized him and fans insulted him, but Ferrell didn’t quit. Because greater than his fear of failure was a fear of not discovering what he might accomplish. His is a tale of why you shouldn’t let fear stand in your way. And with all his success, he’s grateful he never threw in the towel. Below is a short video with the most memorable excerpts from his speech to the USC graduates.

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