The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout- Rick Rigsby

A friend of mine sent me a link to a speech posted on and after I finished watching it, I continued to peruse the site and found so many inspirational stories, quotes, and speeches. One I found to be very touching, was Dr. Rick Rigsby’s commencement speech “The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout”. I too believe the smartest people I have encountered in my life are not the ones who are ivy league graduates or surgeons but one’s who have taken the cards they were dealt, and made the most out of their life. My grandmother endured many hardships, but never once let it effect her positive outlook on life.

Ashton Saldana