Some Monday Randomness (Graduation Edition)

Posted: July 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

Yep, you read that correctly. Today is the last official day of chiropractic school!

It has been quite the journey. <———– understatement alert!!!

In honor of this day, here are some random pieces about graduation, life, and being awesome.

1) Ten Tips for the Graduating Class of 2012 is a nice little write-up from Forbes Magazine. My favorite of the ten: A little perspective goes a long way. I’d have to say, this is probably the biggest change I have made in the past 3+ years. Perspective truly does go a long way. It makes the really shitty situations a little more bearable and keeps you grounded during those fantastic ones.

2) Here is an article about the weak job market for college graduates. It states that 50% of college graduates are unemployed. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the reality. Why did I include this? Well, first of all I think those of us who do have jobs should be thankful for the work we have. And second, I like using negativity like this as motivation. This world is generally a negative place if you let it be.

Do yourself a favor. Use negativity as motivation.

3)Michael Lewis of the famed book and now movie “Moneyball” (omg, I heart Brad Pitt!!) gave some words of wisdom to the Princeton University graduating class of 2011:

Above all, recognize that if you have had success, you have also had luck — and with luck comes obligation. You owe a debt, and not just to your gods. You owe a debt to the unlucky.

4)Charles Wheelen kept things simple with this:

Don’t make the world worse

5)Navy SEAL Eric Greiten had this to say to the Tufts University graduating class:

‘What kind of service can I provide? What kind of positive difference can I make in the lives of others?’ If you work every day to live an answer to that question, then you will be stronger.”

6)Jon Stewart gave a speech in 2004 to graduates of The College of William and Mary:

How do you know what is the right path to choose to get the result that you desire? The honest answer is this: You won’t. And accepting that greatly eases the anxiety of your life experience.

7)And finally, some fantastic graduation material from the one and only Dom Mazzetti (if you are easily offended, you may want to skip this video as it has some bad language and inappropriate humor):

Oh…and yes, I actually will be spending the next three months abroad…at my parent’s house in Jersey.


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