As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that the other day as I was selecting an image for my thought post called: What Now? I came across the following images:
I found them ironically funny, because it is a truth that some students, or those in academia don't want to admit on the day of graduation. But I decided I didn't want to use these images, and selected another. Particularly as I wanted to convey optimism.
Higher education is not the only path that students can or should take, but it is one of the paths that students do take, It can offer value towards the creating of future success. The acquisition of higher education does come at a price, but we also have to think about what was gained through the process. Because of course something must be gained, or is gained, why else would their be flocks of graduates each year?
Through the gaining of knowledge there is potential, and possibility for future success. There is also opportunity to add a little contribution to the world. As I have written previously, I don't think humans arrived on Earth to change anything, but to contribute, and to add a little part of the self, to get our ideas out into the world. For this we can think of the many contributions at the historical and present moment, where individuals make contributions to society, or do their little part for the social good. Maybe it is the contribution that enacts change at the physical level, and also within our thinking, or cognitive processes?
This is why I think graduation ceremonies are important for students, especially younger students, or students who completed their education with harsh circumstance. They try to keep that sense of optimism alive, create hope, and instill a quench to experience life. They are a realization to understand that there is value to this path, it might not be realized today, but someday it will.
Notes: Graduation ceremonies do create that sense of optimism, but students / new graduates also themselves have to keep that sense positivity alive. Sometimes things might not go as you intended, but in that acceptance, and maintaining of a positive attitude, it will keep propelling you forward. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)