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09/30/2013 02:59 pm ET | Updated Oct 04, 2013

Tim Minchin's Graduation Speech Perfectly Breaks Down Life's Lessons For Everyone

You might recognize Tim Minchin as a famous Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer, but did you know that he is also pretty much a sage when it comes to giving life advice?

Watch Minchin deliver the Occasional Address (aka guest speech) at his alma mater, The University of Western Australia. His advice to graduates on how "to be" is funny, inspiring, beautiful and real. To sum it up very very simply, he says:

1. You don't have to have a dream.

2. Don't seek happiness.

3. Remember, it's all luck.

4. Exercise.

5. Be hard on your opinions.

6. Be a teacher.

7. Define yourself by what you love.

8. Respect people with less power than you.

9. Don't rush.

Listen to these words of wisdom, and you might just get through life perfectly...Or at least, kind of unscathed.

Via The University of Western Australia

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