A graduation ceremony is where a well know commencement speaker tells
	hundreds of graduates all dressed exactly the same that individuality is
	what make the world tick and the key to their success.

	Now-a-Days when a speaker tells the graduates that the future is theirs, I
	wonder if they ponder the same thing I do -- Is that a threat or a promise ?

	Graduation is where the world beckons to the former students, not so much
	with open arms, or for that matter, even with the correct finger.

	In every speech I've ever heard, the graduates are all informed that the
	future is theirs for the taking.  Then, the poor souls go out and try to
	find a decent job; quickly learning that the present isn't available to
	them at all !

	I know an awful lot of college students who aren't ready to even look for a
	job after they finally graduate.  They fail to realize that "commencement"
	means to "begin"

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