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Day 22 - Tim Minchin's 9 Life Lessons

Tim Minchin penned the lyrics and music to Matilda the Musical. Here he speaks to the graduating year of the University of Western Australia, the university he attended.


Incidentally, Tim Minchin was born in the UK but was raised in Perth (Australia).


I find this speech perennially entertaining and inspiring:


Tim Minchin


Tim Minchin is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, composer, lyricist and director. He is best known for his musical comedy and for the Olivier and Tony award-winning and Grammy nominated show Matilda the Musical based on the Roald Dahl book Matilda.


In 2013, the University of Western Australia awarded Minchin an honorary Doctor of Letters degree for his contribution to the arts, recognising his outstanding achievements and worldwide acclaim as a composer, lyricist, actor, writer, and comedian.

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