Commencement addresses are places where prominent celebrities, politicians, etc. often have the opportunity to deliver an important speech in front of a graduating class at one of America’s prestigious colleges or universities. There have been a number of speeches, especially in recent years that have gone absolutely viral and have inspired many more than just those who were in attendance.

One of those is actor Denzel Washington’s commencement address which he delivered in 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of his speech was about “falling forward,” rather than having something to “fall back” on.

Be sure to watch the whole speech below, as he speaks about “falling forward,” failing, and getting out of your comfort zone. Also, don’t forget to let HYPELINE News know what you think in the comments!

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