Jon Lovett once said “One of the greatest threats we face is simply put, bullshit.” Lovett was right. In his speech he made to a graduating class, he brought up three reasons on life lessons on fighting the culture of bullshit. 1) Don’t cover for your inexperience. 2) Sometimes you are going to be naïve and inexperience, but right at times, and finally 3) know that being honest, both about what you do know and what you don’t know can and will pay off.
When Jon Lovett was talking about his first reason for his life lessons on fighting the culture of bullshit. He told his audience “Don’t cover for your inexperience.” What I feel Lovett was telling the audience was that there is still a lot we don’t know about life and what it has to hold, so we need to be confident in our in what we do. We also need to be aware of our inexperience’s and brace them with open arms. Lovett also brought up a great point on how sometime we will have different point of views and how that’s ok sometimes. What I feel Lovett is saying is that we have a fresh pair of eyes and we want to be right about everything and think we know everything when in reality we’re wrong on how things are really supposed to be done.
The next lesson Lovett talked about was how sometimes we are going to be naïve and inexperience, but right at times. Lovett was saying that we have to make a choice in life: Do we speak up or do we hang back? There will be points in our lives where we will feel that things just aren’t right. We then will have to make the hard choice in deciding whether we speak up or not. We might be timid at first, but in the end, we will know that it was the right thing to do, just as Lovett said “If you see something, say something.”
Finally the last lesson he talked about was knowing that being honest, both about what you do know and what you don’t know can and will pay off. We are never going to go far in life if we can’t be honest with ourselves and stop bullshitting...