Congratulations, Class of 2019!
As you embark on this new journey, on life after graduation, we want to honor your achievements and welcome you to the full, wide world of “adulting.” When we first heard “adult” used this way, we were like “wait, what?” But then we knew you all must be quite familiar with the term. After all, your generation has coined other phrases with new verbs, like “Google it,” and none of us will ever be the same.
So with you—the most innovative, socially conscious, driven generation yet—we’d like to share some of our aged wisdom (yeah, we’re 40—very old!).
As you step out into the world, real life and real challenges await. But we’re confident that your best days are ahead. We’ve watched and admired the passion of young people today and, as a result, we see your generation gearing up for a bright future.
We know this because you stand up to injustice. In the face of increased acts of violence, you’ve spoken out against atrocities and banded together—across cultures and religions—to support one another and stand together for peace.