Reeve offers insight

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont: Actor Christopher Reeve told Middlebury College’s graduating class that they should not lose sight of the difference they can make in the world, adding that “inaction is unacceptable.” The crowd grew hushed when Reeve, who sits in a motorised wheelchair, was pushed by an assistant to centre stage. “We can rationalise inaction by deciding that one voice or one vote doesn’t matter, or we can make the choice that inaction is unacceptable,” said Reeve, who was paralysed from the shoulders down after he fell from a horse in 1995. “Whether or not you realise it right now, the education you have received here has prepared you to pursue your own ambitions without losing sight of the invaluable difference you can make in this world,” Reeve told the class of 625 graduating seniors. —AP