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Essay Graduation Speech

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Isn't it strange how princes and kings
And clowns who caper in sawdust rings

And common folk, like you and me

Are builders for eternity.

For each is given a bag of tools,

A shapeless mass, and a set of rules.

And each of us, a life is flown,

Must either build a stumbling block or stepping stone.

Builders for eternity ... what an awe-inspiring thought: That you and I not would be, nor could be, but are builders for eternity. On this day, the seventh of June 2006, at our high school graduation night, the night we say goodbye to the structured life high school offers, the night we say goodbye to friends and teachers that have impacted our lives in so many ways. This night, as we bid farewell and invite the broad,
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He put forth all the effort it took to make his dream a reality despite the odds against him. Martin Luther King is a man who illustrated the third E beautifully.

The third E is for Essential. Imagine a world where everyone built himself into someone who was essential to his family, neighborhood, or a group of otherwise lonely people. Martin Luther King was a hero because he was essential to a suffering nation. He had another piece of advice that, when heeded, will make us all essential members of any group. He said "Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to have your subject and your verb agree. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love." If you do nothing else, serve others with love and grace, and you will be an essential part of our world.

Do we enjoy being who we are? Are we putting 100% effort into who we are and what we are doing? Are we an essential part of someone's life and a meaningful piece to society? Now, back to the poem.

Common folk like you and me are builders of eternity. For each is given a bag of tools. The tools we have can be described as talents. We
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