It was a tough crowd that day, no two ways about it.
This speech was not delivered at a great university in front of a packed stadium. In fact, the number of people in attendance for my big speech was zero. Since plebeians like myself are not in high demand these days, nobody invited me to give a commencement speech this year, but I plowed forward and delivered it anyways. 30 years of so-called wisdom wrapped up into a 20-minute sound bite.