“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness: those moments when another human being was there in front of me, suffering, and I responded sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly,” George Saunders said in his 2013 commencement address at Syracuse.
The New York Times printed the speech and it has, since then, raked in hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. Recently, an illustrated video of Saunders’s speech was released to supplement its newly-published book form.