Good evening Chancellor, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, members of the University Council, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and last but not least, my fellow graduates. Congratulations, we did it!
First, let me tell you a story. Growing up in Norway everything came very easy to me throughout my youth. Unfortunately, I took it all for granted and I followed everyone else with absolutely no sense of direction. In high school I even failed four subjects because I was so careless, I didn’t care to show up, didn’t do my homework, and generally didn’t really care about anything (except for partying and playing video games).