Video: Fifth-grader’s speech offers valuable lessons for communicators

Casey may only be in elementary school, but the lessons we each can take away from his graduation address are wise beyond the young speaker’s years.

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Show a blob of colors on a sheet of paper to an adult and ask them what they see, and chances are they’ll tell you it’s a blob of colors. Ask a kid and you’ll get all sorts of wild and whimsical answers. That’s what makes kids so freakin’ awesome.

One such kid is fifth-grade graduate Casey. In a speech to his fellow graduates (presumably in the San Francisco Bay area), Casey—mighty Casey—decided to use the moment to declare himself an unapologetic Dodgers fan amid a sea of Giants lovers. Check out the video.

It’s short—about a minute—but the lessons we can take from Casey’s “least favorite memory” are plenty:

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