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To the graduates of 2020: You’re missing out on a lot. Especially the pomp and circumstance of a graduation ceremony and those inspiring (sometimes long) commencement addresses.

Here’s one from 1999. It was written by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich in 1997. (No, Kurt Vonnegut didn’t write it. Check Snopes).

Here’s the link the original column:

Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young

Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life to young people who'd rather be Rollerblading. Most of us, alas, will never be invited to sow our words of wisdom among an audience of caps and gowns, but there's no reason we can't entertain ourselves by composing a Guide to Life for Graduates.

Her advice holds true, now more than ever.

Congratulations, graduates. You deserve all the accolades. And, yes, wear sunscreen.


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