How About A Graduation Speech Article?
By Kickntrue on 5/17/10
It's that time of year again...

I've already read 3 different, "letter to graduates" stories today. So- I'm not going to do one myself. One of my sisters is graduating from Penn State this week-ish (or was it last week?) and all I told her was, "about time..."

Here's a secret... if you want to graduate college.. all you have to do is keep paying and not be a complete nimrod. Colleges are not benevolent non-profits trying to enrich your lives (despite what the catalogs and brochures will have you believe). If you keep paying, they'll keep having you. Triple secret probation is not just in movies. It's real life- and the reason it's secret is because they don't want others knowing they are still taking your money. How can you blame them? If I had a subscription service where I could charge 40k kids $25k a year (and that's cheap) each year... I'd probably keep milking it, too. Especially when I get a rolling set of new customers every year.

Eh- who am I kidding? I'm just bitter. I'd kill to go back to college and do it all over. NEVER GRADUATE!

At any rate- I guess I just turned this into a rant. Sorry about that... Here is a link to GolfWeek's graduation article. There were a couple lines that made me at least smirk- ("Start a club or an organization for students 23-and-over called the “Champions Tour").

GolfWeek- Letter To Grads!

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[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
So you didn't graduate? Me neither. I have 64 credit hours and need 64 credit hours to finish. Someday. I'm sure my brother will say the same thing. About time. With 2 babies and a Wife in cosmetology school and working full time seems like it will never happen. Hopefully she can support me soon.
Kickntrue says:
@banker85- i gradgumanated. top fo my class two!
mustang6560 says:
@kickntrue - should of gone to LSU. you would have learned to type ;)
sjduffers says:
@mustang - Yeah, but his grammatical conjugation would have taken a big tumble then, uh? :-)
Kurt the Knife says:
"Class of 2010...
Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth."

--not Kurt Vonnegut
mootruck98 says:
@mustang6560 - But would he learn how to read a clock, not an LSU strength?
falcon50driver says:
I sent my daughter to the other Louisiana College, USL. Sometimes referred to as University of Slow Learning.
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