Graduation Speech: The Father Of Speech

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Greetings everyone and I am very pleased to be here with you in this prestigious school of yours. First of all, let me introduce myself to you. I am Herodotus. I am a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria. If you are wondering what time period I lived in, it was in the fifth century BC. The people today widely referred to me as "The Father of History". I was the author of “The Histories”. How many of you read this? In fact, I heard that some level is studying my work and I, myself, am actually pleased about it. For those of you who don’t know about “The Histories”, it is about an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars. Many of you are even surprised that I came from a previous century. I can see that…show more content…
For me, if I wanted to build a school, I would also do the same thing for students. I heard that you are in high school and in these levels you will experience a lot of responsibilities to carry out, isn’t that right my fellow students? If you want to finish these tasks, you should work on it, right? But sometimes, you may experience problems or obstacles along the way and this forces you to decide what action should be done next. Students, which I am referring to you folks, should choose the right choice in order to get the job done. If he didn’t, then I am afraid that decision should have consequences. What I am talking right now is all about good judgment. My question is: What now is good judgment? Of course we all know that this refers to choose the right course of action, right? But did you know that there is more information that lies within this term? I’ll inform you: It means, “To choose worthy goals and set proper priorities, thinking through the consequences of your actions; and basing your decisions on practical wisdom and good sense”. We should also consider the weight of our decisions and the advantages and disadvantages of these. Now, this talk about good judgment reminds me of an event from my written…show more content…
Ok, gentlemen. He was the son of Gobryas, a Persian nobleman who had assisted the Achaemenid prince Darius when he claimed the throne. The alliance between the new king and his friend was cemented by diplomatic marriages: Darius married Gobryas' daughter, and Gobryas married Darius' sister. Furthermore, Mardonius married Darius' daughter Artozostra. Thus Darius the Great was simultaneously Mardonius' uncle, father-in-law, and half-brother-in-law. During the Persian Wars with Greece, he was a leading Persian military commander. We said earlier that he is underestimating the Greeks for being ignorant and incompetent. We also stated that he was the first one to speak. I think he was just excited that this meeting will push through. Do you think? Well, anyway, underestimating the enemy is not a good method since you think that you are going to win but sometimes you lose. I’ll give an example in your time period. Let say a football game between Year IV and Year V, your levels. Most people think that Year V is going to win since they are older. Think again! Let us that the Year IV players have more varsities than Year V which means that they are more skilled than Year V. Before the game, the older batch started laughing that they are going to play against the younger batch. Turns out they lost by 3! Another example is the battle between David and Goliath. A person told
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