Your Mission: Learn To Live

May is graduation month. Students, parents and friends celebrate the end of one process and the start of another. Once we finish with our formal education, we often forget that our learning should not end. Lifelong learning is critical, and I hope that this column will serve as a reminder that we all have something more to learn. Think of this, dear reader, as my spring gift, which applies regardless of whether you are graduating this spring.

You have great value, talents and skills. Somewhere out in the world, there is the perfect fit for your talents and skills, and an opportunity for you to make a difference. Finding that perfect fit might come immediately, or it might take decades, but — however long it takes — be certain that you are of great value and that you are here on this earth for a reason. It is your mission to find your perfect fit.

First impressions are important. Look people in their eyes and shake their hands (or, in high-COVID-19 areas, bump fists). Be willing to pitch in and make things happen. When you’ve finished your tasks, look around and see how you can help others. Don’t wait for

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