Graduation Speech Essay

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Depending on who you talk to, you get different opinions on what subject that you’ve studied in high school will help you most out in the real world. Ms. Bow tried to tell you it’s being able to diagram sentences and understand Shakespeare. Mr. Roberts, on the other hand, has a picture of a toppling bridge that says "Engineer missed just one Trig assignment." If you’ve spent a lot of time staring at Mr. Groon's podium during lectures, you’ve read that "He who knows only his own generation remains always a child." But what does this all mean, how do we truly apply everything we’ve learned in the past four years to the rest of our life, and what really is the most important thing to take away with us from high school? Well, I’ll tell you my …show more content…

But you’re making a mistake. Expanding your knowledge broadens your horizons. Keep it up.

In the book "Oh the Places You’ll Go" by Dr. Seuss, there is a terrible place that you don’t want to get stuck in called the "Waiting Place." We are all too good to spend time in the waiting place where people are:

Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

The point of this is that you can’t spend your whole life waiting for your life to start. Start living now. It’s the everyday occurrences and trivial details that make life meaningful. If you’re always thinking that once I’m in college, or done with college, or married, or have this job, or that car, then will my life begin to be good, you will never be satisfied. Once you have it, that great career you’ve always wanted is still just a job. A car is just a mode of transportation.

Don’t wait for opportunities to come to you, go out and

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