Speaking at Princeton University, acclaimed principal Christopher Nolan urged students to “chase reality” rather than “chase dreams.”
“In the great tradition of these speeches, generally what happens is that the speaker says something like ‘you need to pursue your dreams.’ But I’m not going to say that because I don’t believe it. I don’t want you to chase your dreams. I want you to pursue your reality. I want you to understand that you pursue your reality not at the expense of your dreams, but as the basis of your dreams, ”he said.
Asking students to use their learnings to their advantage, he said: “It is very, very important that you take the elevated position that you have achieved over these four years, the advantages that this fantastic education has conferred on you, and do all you can. you can with him to improve the world. I’d love for you to look at the basics. What are we really doing in the world? What is the change that is taking place? How can we really move the ball forward and progress in this way? “
“You’re going to get out of here and fill in those gaps in your knowledge that you don’t even know you have. You are going to fill them with experiences, some wonderful and some terrible. You will learn that way. But what you have achieved here will help you overcome it, ”he added.