At Dartmouth, Mindy Kaling Jokes That Her Superpower Is 'Delusion'

Actor writer and comedian Mindy Kaling delivers the main address at the Dartmouth College Commencement on Sunday

Dartmouth College graduates listened to commencement speaker Mindy Kaling at the Dartmouth College Commencement. "We live in a world where it seems like there's only room for one of us at the table", she said.

"You have to have insane confidence in yourself, even if it's not real", she said.

She joked that her superpower is delusion - something she says she and Trump share.

The Mindy Project alum got extremely candid, saying, "I didn't think I'd have a child before I got married, but hey, it turned out that way and I wouldn't change a thing", before quipping, "I didn't think I'd have dessert before breakfast today, but hey, it turned out that way and I wouldn't change a thing".

The sitcom star humorously notes how the president may have "tweeted us into war" with Wakanda, the fictional nation present in the film and comic book series Black Panther. Wouldn't it be better if we worked together to dismantle a system that makes us feel like there's limited room for us? Kaling has not revealed the identity of the infant's father.

Besides her career, Kaling shared another example of why you sometimes have to embrace the gifts life gives you instead of dwelling on your own wish list.

Dartmouth College graduates Thomas Sebastian LaPorta left Christopher Junho Kymn Christian Ngirabatware Kwisanga Natalie Kwan and Jennifer Kuo listen to commencement speaker Mindy Kaling at the Dartmouth College Commencement on Sunday
Jennifer Hauck The Valley News via AP Dartmouth College graduates listened to commencement speaker Mindy Kaling at the Dartmouth College Commencement

"Spoiler alert: I've only done one of those things, " Kaling said. "I'm surrounded by family and friends who love and support me". I sat in the chair you are sitting in right now, and I whispered "Why not me?" and I kept whispering it for the past 17 years, ' she added.

Kaling went on to tell the graduates that they're being relied on to rebuild a world that "we have toppled like a Jenga tower" - before offering some advice on how to do that in such unstable times. Just remember this: Why not you?

Her speech was peppered with wisdom from the inspirational bits of "don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something" to the more practical advice of "buy a toilet plunger". You made it this far, ' she said in her closing remarks.

The 38-year-old actor, writer, and comedian graduated from the Ivy League school in 2001. The Cambridge native got her big break on "The Office", moved on to do her own shows like "The Mindy Project" and "Champions" and is now making the press rounds to promote her role in the all-female flick "Ocean's 8" and shooting upcoming comedy "Late Night" with Emma Thompson, John Lithgow and Hugh Dancy.

Mindy Kaling wouldn't change a thing about her life with her daughter, Katherine!

The "Ocean's 8" actress was her hilarious and snarky self as she spoke to the crowd on Sunday afternoon in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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