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You know who you are honor faculty in Creepy Spanish teacher and thank you to all the graduating in class of two thousand nine. I realize most of you are hung over and have a splitting headache and haven't slept since fat Tuesday. But you can't graduate till I finish so listen up when I was asked to make commencement speech I immediately said Yes then. I went to look up what commencement meant. which would have been easy if I had a dictionary but most of the books are House? Porsches and they're all written in Australian so we had to break down the word myself to find out the meaning. Commencement common and cement common cement. You commonly see cement on sidewalks sidewalks sidewalks have cracks. And if you step on a crack you break your mother's back so there's that but I'm honored that you've asked me to speak here at your common cement. I thought that you had to be famous alumnus alumni aluminum illness. You had to graduate from this school and I didn't go to college here and I don't know a president who knows but I didn't go to college anywhere any college college and I'm not seeing you wasted your time or money but look at me. I'm a huge celebrity although I did graduate from the School of hard knocks. Our Mascot was a knockers. I spent a lot of time here here. Growing up my mom worked at NUKEM. I would go there every time I needed to steal something out of her purse but why am I here today. Clearly not to steal your too far away and I never get away from it. I'm here because of you because I can't think of a more tenacious. More courageous graduating class. I mean look at you all wearing your robes usually when you wearing a robot ten in the morning it means you've given up. I'm here because I love New Orleans. I was born and raised here. I spent my formative years here and like you while I was living here. I only did laundry six times times when I finished school. I was completely lost and by school. I mean middle school but I went ahead and finished highschool anyway. I had no ambition and didn't know what I wanted to do. I I did everything from shucking oysters. Being hostess. I was a bartender. I was a waitress. I painted houses. I sold vacuum cleaners. I had no idea and I thought I just finally settled on some job and make enough money to pay my rent. Maybe basic cable. Maybe not. I didn't really have a plan. My point is that by the time I was your age. I really thought I knew who I was but I had no idea like for example. When I was your age I was dating men? So what I'm saying is when you're older most of you will be gay. Is Anybody writing this stuff down parents anyway. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and the way ended up on this path was very tragic events. I was maybe nineteen. My girlfriend at the time was killed in a car accident and I passed the accident and I didn't know it was her. I kept going and I found out shortly after that it was her and I was living in a basement apartment. I had no money. I know he no air. I had at a mattress on the floor in the apartment was infested with fleas and I was soul-searching I was like why is she suddenly gone. There are fleas here. I don't understand. There must be a purpose purpose and would it be so convenient if we could pick up the phone and call God and ask these questions and I started writing and what poured out of me was an imaginary conversation with God which was one sided sided and I finished writing it and I looked at it and I said to myself. I'm GonNa do this on the tonight show with Johnny Carson. At the time he was the king and I want to be the first woman in history of the show Oh to be called over and sit down and several years later I was the first woman in the history of the show and the only woman in the history of the show to sit down because of that phone conversation with God. God I wrote and I started this path of stand up and it was successful and it was great but it was hard because I was trying to please everybody. I had this secret that I was keeping that I was gay and I thought if people found out they wouldn't like me they would laugh at me then. I got my own Sitcom and that was very successful another level success and I thought what did they find that I'm gay. They'll hello never watch. And this was a long time ago. This is when we just had white presidents but anyways This was back many years ago. Fire nation more when we get back from thinking our sponsor there are a lot of challenges. We face entrepreneurs like finding the right hires lucky for us in for Jessie Cole. Ziprecruiter mix tiring simple fast and smart. Jesse is the owner of the Savannah Bananas a Minor League Baseball Team. He was looking for a director of fun. Someone to lead the bananas. 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That's you'll fire fire dot com slash funnel and I finally decided that I was living with so much shame and so much fear that I just couldn't live that way anymore and I decided to come out out and make a creative and may care come out at the same time and it wasn't to make a political statement. It wasn't to do anything other than a free myself up from this heaviness that I was carrying around and I just wanted to be honest I thought was the worst thing that can happen. I can lose my career. I did. I lost my career. The show was cancelled after six years. Without even telling me I read it in the paper. The phone didn't ring for three years. I know offers. Nobody wanted to touch me at all yet. Getting letters from kids that almost committed suicide but did it because of what I did and I realized that I had a purpose and it wasn't just about me and it wasn't about celebrity but I felt like I was being punished and it was a bad time I was angry. I was sad and then I was offered a talk show and the people that offered me the talk show tried to sell it. EMO- stations did want to pick it up. Most people don't want to buy it because they thought nobody would watch me really when I look back on it I wouldn't change a thing. I mean it was so important for me to lose everything because I found out what the most important thing is is to be true to yourself ultimately. That's that's what's gotten me to this place at all live in fear I'm free. I have no secrets and I know I'll always be okay because no matter what I know who I am so in conclusion when I was younger I thought success with something different. I thought when I grow up I WANNA be famous. I WANNA be a star. I want to be in movies. I WANNA grow up to see the world drive nice cars. I WANNA have groupies but my idea of success is different today and as you grow you'll realize the definition of success changes for many of you today successes being able to hold down the twenty shots Tequila for me. The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure to try to be something that you're not to live your life as an honest and compassionate person to contribute in some way so to conclude my conclusion. Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow anyone else's path unless you're in the woods what's in your loss and you see a path and by all means you should follow that. Don't give advice it will come back and bite you in the ASS. Don't take anyone's advice so my advice to you is to be yourself itself and everything will be fine and I know that a lot of you are concerned about your future but there's no need to worry. The economy is booming. The job market is wide. Open the planet is just fine. You're going going to be great. You've already survived a hurricane. What else can happen to you? And as I mentioned before some of the most devastating things that can happen will teach you the most and now you know the right questions to ask asking your first job interview like is above sea level so to conclude my conclusion that I previously concluded in the comments speech. I guess what I'm trying to say is. Life is is like one big Mardi Gras but instead of showing your boobs show people your brain and that they like what they see. You'll have more bs than you know what to do with in you'll be drug most of the time so the Katrina class of two thousand nine. I say congratulations. And if you don't remember a thing I said today remember this. You're going to be okay. Well there you you have it fire nation. I hope you enjoyed this. Commencement address from Ellen. Degeneres to the class of two thousand nine of Tulane University. Quick Fun facts I. Almost I went to Tulane University. It was like third or fourth of my list so not super close but it was on the list the green wave and fire nation. I do hope you take her. Final words heard very seriously. You are going to be okay and I'll catch you on the flip side looking for a place you can go. We're hiring hiring is simple fast and smart. That place is ziprecruiter. In right now you can try ziprecruiter for free at ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash fire. That's ZIPRECRUITER PETER DOT com slash fire. Zip Recruiter the smartest way to hire the one funnel away challenge from Click funnels support you from day one through you date thirty to help you get your funnel live in. Just thirty days. Joined the next one funnel away challenge for just one hundred dollars at ao fire dot com slash funnel. That's ill fire dot com slash funnel..