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This is an inspirational and sober post that speaks to what is really important and not only for graduates. It beautifully describes the prerequisites for surviving and thriving in today’s world. Expect, accept and adapt to change. Be your own best friend. Learn how to be resilient, adaptable and flexible. We don’t get everything at once. Approach the world with curiosity, openness and compassion.

The Green Study

Commencement addresses have become a thing, like any other in this world – critiqued, reviewed, mocked, and admired. I wondered what I could say to high school or college graduates. What, at the ripe old age of 53, could I impart to a group of people whose adventures are beginning? Not much really, but I’m taking a swing at it.

Dear New-ish Humans,

canstockphoto24756944Congratulations! You’ve reached a milestone. With luck, you will reach many more. Like menopause and cashing out your 401K. Maybe you’ll patent an invention or live to see your grandchildren graduate. Maybe you’ll travel the world and dive off cliffs or maybe, like Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, you’ll see the world from your armchair through observation and a lot of knitting.

It doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it is your path, no one else’s. We live in a world where people advertise their lives and…

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