“I’m 90% sure the main reason I’m here is because I have a song called ’22’,” she joked.
Despite not receiving a four-year college experience, Swift used her almost 20-minute speech to give the recent graduates “life hacks” on navigating post-graduate and early career life, including “life can be heavy,” to “learn to live alongside cringe.”
“Hard things will happen to us. We will recover. We will learn from it. We will grow more resilient because of it. As long as we are fortunate enough to be breathing, we will breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out,” she said. “And I’m a doctor now, so I know how breathing works.”