By Tony Hawk
Do What You Love
This speech/essay is about doing what makes you happy, and not letting anyone stop you from doing what you want.
In the speech/essay he talks about how his high school teacher says "He told me that I would never make it in the workplace if I didn't follow directions explicitly. He said I'd never make a living as a skateboarder" but he still went on skating and now look where he is. "I have many job titles -- CEO, Executive Producer, Senior Consultant, Foundation Chairman, Bad Actor -- the one I am most proud of is "Professional Skateboarder." this shows that out of all the things he has done in his life time he holds close to him the title of a professional skateboarder.
My favorite passage is at the end when he says You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous. this is the motto i think everyone should live by.