"T.I. began the presentation by asking students "who want to get paid" to raise their hands." and building upon the idea that "education separates those who have versus those that wish." He wanted students to understand that nothing in life is free, and "if you want more than someone else then you have to work harder than them."
T.I. also talked about sacrifice and how even though he hated getting up at 5:30a.m. to put on roller skates he did so anyways because that is how he landed his movie role. Illustrating the point that "sacrifice means giving up something you like to accomplish something you like more."
It was an inspirational performance, and as T.I. concluded to a round of applause and ovation he stressed to students that "education is the most valuable thing that you can accomplish in life. It will last longer than anything you can possess."
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