FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The point of the commencement speech at the 70th Fairfield College Preparatory School graduation ceremony Sunday was to “lighten up.”
When the Rev. James Martin stood at the podium in front of the 227 graduates and their families and friends, he said to them, “Don’t take yourselves so damn seriously.” He explained that no one person is better than another and to always remember that.
“When we joke about ourselves it’s a reminder of about essential limitations our basic humanity,” said Martin, a Jesuit priest, author and commentator. Although he was ...