“Just do your thing, child. Just do your thing, child. Do your thing.” – Chance The Rapper
I have always thought it was a daunting task to enter college knowing what you wanted to prepare to do for the rest of your life. And, as the old saying goes, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” But, dear graduates, you are not without guidance on what to do with the next four years of your life. College is an opportunity to live your life boldly. The Greek scientist Archimedes said, “Give me a firm place to stand, and I will move this earth.” College is your “firm place” and your opportunity to begin to “move this earth”.
As you enter this new season of your life, inflation is taking a toll on the American economy, with everything from gas to groceries to rent seeing a steep price increase. It seems like there is nothing but concerning news in the headlines. It might be easy to hide away for the next few years and hope for a better world when you come out the other end. But what a waste that would be as you are extraordinary. You are the generation we are all counting on to do great things and make your world better having learned from all of our mistakes.