Alma Mater

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Writing Prompt:You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech.

 

 

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Snippets from the commencement speech….

 

…as we look back this evening on a journey – a journey that started out with hesitant, tentative steps, we see just how far these young Ladies and Gentlemen have progressed. It has been an honor and a privilege being part of their journey and one which has been imbued with wonderful memories. Allow me to share two such memories with you – memories that serve to illustrate that while some things will change and rightly so – the core fundamentals in their lives will remain the same .

. I want to leave you with a quote from Albert Einstein,  “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Go out in the world, trail your own path, learn from your failures, but most importantly enjoy the journey.

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