President, First Lady Offer Words of Wisdom to Class of 2013

World leaders and celebrities give real-world advice for graduates across nation.
2:07 | 05/19/13

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Tuition season is upon us tonight the president among the headliners offered advice this weekend some of the debate stinging. And there was the famous mayor who suggested students who are so so -- his words to skip college completely become a plumber. Tonight making his case why here's ABC's Susan -- I hope someone here does graduate and thank you lot of. There was no sugar coating reality in -- commencement speech President Obama delivered to Morehouse College graduates today in the steady rain whatever you've gone through. Relevant comparison to the hardships previous generations -- in fact. The speech was more reality check than anything Michelle we'll -- -- -- And seeded. First Lady Michelle Obama told -- graduating high school class the national debt in order to achieve success he must first experience failure. I did take up a whole afternoon talking about his billions but. He -- his first race for congress. And now he gets to call himself my husband. Speaking of president Kerry Washington who plays an advisor to one and ABC's hit series scans -- will be typical of some council for graduates to. Addressing students at her alma Mata George Washington University -- -- follow someone else's script. Try to make choices that will make other people happy or. You can look at all that you have accomplished today and used it adds fuel to venture forth and write your own story. And what that story involves keeping college altogether to -- -- -- -- that was mayor Mike Bloomberg debatable advice to what he -- -- students on his radio show. The New York Daily News had some -- -- fun with the idea plumber actually for the average person probably would be a better deal. Because you don't spend four years spending 4050000 dollars tuition and no income. -- social media lit up after the mayor's comments -- many people agreeing with him. But others said that by -- logic even Einstein who was a so so student would have been a plumber.

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