Tag: Graduation


Heaven, Hell and Graduation: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 1 – 5), we?discussed Class of 2015 commencement speakers who were abundant with wisdom, the parenting challenge of letting go of fear, the religious ideas people use for guidance, the probability of living longer than you may expect, and the courage of Caitlyn Jenner. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Commencement Wisdom in 2015: Must-Read Links – TWD You don’t have to be graduating to gain inspiration from the words of wisdom delivered by commencement speakers......

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To My Own Beloved Graduate

My youngest daughter graduates in a few weeks. No, not college graduation, nor even a high school graduation (so there will be no famous speaker like those featured yesterday here on The Wisdom Daily). This is an 8th-grade graduation, but there is nothing “just” or “only” about it. The fact is, if someone had told me 13 years ago that our wonderful daughter would be graduating grammar school as a typical student, I would have told them that they must be smoking crack. To be sure, part of that estimation would’ve been......

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Commencement Wisdom in 2015: Must-Read Links

You don’t have to be graduating to gain inspiration from the words of wisdom delivered by these ten commencement speakers,?who appeared at university campuses across the country this year – from investment expert Mellody Hobson to Hangover star Ed Helms to news anchor Jorge Ramos. Our roundup also includes noteworthy valedictorians with wise insights to share. Check out the links below to enjoy these memorable speeches in full.   1.??Salman Rushdie at Emory University, May 11, 2015 “On this day, a little nostalgia is appropriate. Because endings and new beginnings, no matter......

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Was Janet Yellen's Advice to Grads Fair?

It’s graduation season, which means at least the following 2 things: 1, most parents are thinking about our kids and how we send them out into the world and the world we are sending them into, and 2, we hear a great many speeches by famous folks addressing those very questions. Whether you are the parent of a graduate or not (I am), questions regarding what the future holds for the next generation of American adults affect us all, so when one of those speeches is especially interesting, it makes me think......

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