"Please do not be cynical."

"All I ask is one thing, and this is-- I’m asking this particularly of young people that watch.

Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism; for the record, it's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere.

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen.

I’m telling you: Amazing things will happen. I’m telling you. It’s just true."

-Conan O'Brian, during his final Tonight Show monologue

Definitely not strictly within Became Today's purview, but it's so rare that genuine inspiration can be found in larger pop culture (and on network TV, no less) that I thought it warranted inclusion.  

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