Writer Bruce Feiler is a pro at examining life stories and looking for patterns to help us live with more meaning, purpose and joy. Here’s what he found when he applied his skills to commencement speeches.

It happens to every one of us at one time or another: We get stuck in the woods and can’t get out. And, due to the pandemic, many of us are experiencing this at the exact same time. Author Bruce Feiler explains how to find your way out.