Game of Thrones' Tyrion Reminds Us That "It Sucks After Graduation"

This speech is now a classic.

( An entry on the ADMU Rantbox Facebook page recently made its rounds after the rant was posted on August 28, 4:08 p.m. "Can we talk about the real issues for a millisecond instead of all these love problems??," starts the post. It then goes on to narrate how this certain Atenean graduate and his friends have a hard time getting "good jobs" despite being dean's listers and cum laudes from a reputable school.



The comment section was unforgiving and called out the anonymous alumnus for his lack of humility (i.e. "the writer thinks some jobs are beneath him/her") and zero grit (i.e. “Grades don't equal success in the real world, kiddo. Grit does.”). His excessive supply of self-entitlement was also recognized. “I suggest you take all the comments in this thread to heart, shed that entitled attitude, and accept the fact that you won't be earning six figures on your first job,” one concerned reader points out.




The thread says it all, but maybe the newly unemployed can hear it better from Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister. In a graduation speech delivered at Bennington College (Vermont, U.S.) for the class of 2012, the actor revealed how he started with odd jobs (from dusting pianos at a piano store to hanging paintings at a gallery), then got a desk post he didn't like just so he could pay rent.


At 29, he quit to finally pursue acting and re-started his life with “a low-paying theater job in a play called Imperfect Love” before getting to where he is right now. But what really resonated is his very relatable statement: "Sorry, it sucks after graduation. It really does."

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