WEBVTT 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:14.000 Este a'o, this year we have 73 different high schools represented today. 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:27.000 And then I want to say gracias to our Western Oregon University host. 00:00:29.000 --> 00:00:35.000 And you know what I do. I go on, around the world and around our nation, 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:42.000 going to middle schools, high schools, and I teach people the Golden Rule. Anybody know what the Golden Rule is? 00:00:42.000 --> 00:00:49.000 Who'd want to come up here and just kind of tell me the Golden Rule real quick? Anybody? I've got something for you if you come, 00:00:49.000 --> 00:00:54.000 if you know what it is. Anybody in the house wants to come up here real quick. 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:56.000 Let's give her a round of applause. Come on up. 00:00:56.000 --> 00:00:60.000 It's so important I'm gonna bring somebody on stage. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:04.000 There's some stairs right here. Why don't you come up here for a second? 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:13.000 GIRL: Nancy. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:13.000 Tell us what the Golden Rule is. What's your name? 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:13.000 RAMIREZ: Nancy. Alright, here we go. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:20.000 NANCY: Treat people the way you want to be treated. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:20.000 RAMIREZ: Absolutely. Give her a round of applause. Stay right here for a second. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:24.000 By the way, she just kind of faced the number one fear in America, which is public speaking. Congratulations. 00:01:26.000 --> 00:01:30.000 See, the Golden Rule was invented not to be implemented on people who are nice to you. That's easy. 00:01:30.000 --> 00:01:34.000 The Golden Rule was meant to be implemented on people who are mean to you, your enemy 00:01:34.000 --> 00:01:38.000 So now you think about somebody who's ever mistreating you in your life. 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:44.000 You're supposed to implement the Golden Rule on that person. One of the hardest things you ever have to do in life 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:48.000 is to look your enemy in the eyes and find out a way that you can show love to them. 00:01:48.000 --> 00:01:52.000 I want to give you one of my shirts, you know. Everybody called-- 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:57.000 For the longest time everybody would say, 'Run, Biscuit, run!' throughout middle school, 00:01:57.000 --> 00:01:60.000 throughout high school, and they got it from my brother, and my brother got it from my cousin. 00:02:00.000 --> 00:02:02.000 And once your cousin knows something about you-- 00:02:02.000 --> 00:02:08.000 you know what I'm saying? Like a nickname or something? They stick it to you? You know? My name's Fabian but 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:12.000 everybody in my family knows me as 'Biscuit', and they always say, 'Hey, run, Biscuit!' And I'm always like, 00:02:16.000 --> 00:02:22.000 But you know what, I owned it. Now I own the fact. I say, 'Run Biscuit's in the house!' 00:02:22.000 --> 00:02:28.000 So that's something I'll do. So I want to give you one of my shirts. 00:02:28.000 --> 00:02:33.000 NANCY: Oh, thank you so much. 00:02:28.000 --> 00:02:33.000 So I want to give you one of my shirts. 00:02:28.000 --> 00:02:33.000 RAMIREZ: You heard the legacy. Watch out. Run Biscuit. 00:02:36.000 --> 00:02:40.000 Some dreams, they're not going to happen overnight. Some dreams will take a lifetime. 00:02:40.000 --> 00:02:44.000 They will, they'll take a lifetime. 00:02:48.000 --> 00:02:52.000 not this May but next May, 00:02:52.000 --> 00:02:56.000 I'm going to get on a plane with my wife and my little three-year-old 00:02:56.000 --> 00:02:60.000 and we're going to fly to Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, 00:03:00.000 --> 00:03:04.000 and we're going to watch my wife receive her PhD. That's what we're going to do. 00:03:15.000 --> 00:03:20.000 And then she'll become part of the one percent of America that has a PhD. One percent. 00:03:20.000 --> 00:03:24.000 The percentage is even way lower than that who's Latina. 00:03:24.000 --> 00:03:28.000 But I show that picture to tell you, it's never too late for you to have a dream that shoots straight for the top. 00:03:28.000 --> 00:03:36.000 Why? Because education has changed our lives for the rest of our lives and I'll end with this. My little girl-- I can't wait for the day 00:03:36.000 --> 00:03:40.000 when my little girl comes up to me and says, 'Dad, I want to go to school. I want to go to college. 00:03:40.000 --> 00:03:45.000 And I'll say, 'Okay. Just pick the one you want to go to. She'll say, 'Ah, but the one I want to go to, maybe I can't afford it. 00:03:45.000 --> 00:03:51.000 And I'm going to say, 'Mi hija, you just get accepted. 00:03:51.000 --> 00:03:56.000 Daddy is your scholarship. Full ride. 00:04:03.000 --> 00:04:08.000 That's how you change a generation, my friends. That's what education can do for you, 00:04:08.000 --> 00:04:12.000 and I'm glad that we get to celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez today because you know what? 00:04:12.000 --> 00:04:19.000 Those people did-- they suffered a lot and he did a lot for us. And you know, I always tell people, 'Look. Those people, their ceiling? 00:04:19.000 --> 00:04:24.000 Their ceiling should be our floor. That's where we start. You understand what I'm saying? 00:04:24.000 --> 00:04:28.000 you guys have a wonderful day, I appreciate this all very much.