Wise Words: Didion’s Commencement Address at UC Riverside in 1975

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Thinking Woman

In a commencement address at the University of California, Riverside, in 1975, Didion offered a general imperative that still illuminates her own disposition, even in the darkest times:

“I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is necessarily part of the package,” she said.

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