John Waters: Another way to be rich

In his graduation speech, John Waters shared some advice on rich people and what he considers the meaning of ‘rich’.

It’s not only extremely funny. Waters makes some very good points, including:

Uh, don’t hate all rich people. They’re not all awful. Believe me, I know some evil poor people, too. We need some rich people: Who else is going to back our movies or buy our art? I’m rich! I don’t mean money-wise. I mean that I have figured out how to never be around assholes at any time in my personal and professional life. That’s rich. And not being around assholes should be the goal of every graduate here today.

John Waters RISD graduation speech.

You can watch the 12 minute speech in full,using the link above.

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