The best graduation advice – Unscripted edition

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Graduation marks a passage, the ending of one thing and the start of another. Here in lies the challenge: a graduate knows what it’s like where they’ve come from, but they don’t know what it’s like where they’re going on to. Despite the buoyant moments like tossing their cap in the air and hugging the friends they made on this part of life’s journey and eating cake, every graduate has at least a bit of uncertainty about what adventures lie ahead. 

With that in mind, here is a little unscripted graduation advice from the Vintage Unscripted team and from notable thinkers of great thoughts:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”    

Dr. Seuss

When graduation ends, learning does not. Make it a point to learn something new every day. Ask questions, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box to offer solutions when you see issues. ~ JayDee,

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”    

Mark Twain

Be kind. Be fearless. Be a friend. Ask questions. Do not settle. Make the world a better place for the generations that follow. Follow that advice and you will happily attend your graduation reunion knowing you made a difference. ~ Linda,

“To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you too may one day be president of the United States.”  

George W. Bush

Stay true to yourself.   Find what makes you happy and be passionate and loyal about it.  Plan your route wisely and then stay on course.  Call your Mother. ~ Tina,

 “Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.”

 Ellen Degeneres

Be proud of yourself and what you do and never stand on the sidelines but jump in the game with both feet. Be enthusiastic in your career and always remember to pay yourself first. ~ Dot, 

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”  

Winston Churchill

Getting good scores on your AP exams is important. Knowing how to do your laundry is equally important. ~your future RA

“Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child raising, they are unemployed.”

Erma Bombeck

School is based on what you know. Life is based on what you know and who you know. Make friends, build bridges, make connections. You never know how that will pay off in the future. ~ Laurie,



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