Advice To Graduates
It’s graduation season as High Schools, Colleges and Universities have their commencement ceremonies. Young people are excited as they close out one chapter of their lives and prepare to move to the next phase. Although it happened forty years ago, I remember my High School graduation and then, my College graduation. For forty years, I’ve been an adult trying to make a living and experiencing life’s ups and downs. I want to share a few lessons I’ve learned with today’s graduates.
First, be yourself. I know that doesn’t sound like a very deep piece of advice but this is my point; lots of young people will graduate from High School and even possibly, College, planning to pursue the dream someone else has for them. Maybe their Father or Grandfather wants them to become an attorney. Maybe someone is being encouraged to join the family business. Maybe someone is being encouraged to go to Medical school. Each one of those are noble goals except for one thing; that may not be what the individual wants to do. So, be yourself. Make sure you are pursuing a career that you enjoy. It’s been said that if you get a job you love, you won’t have to work a day in your life.
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