The world is divided into angry people and free people.
No matter what we face, we are capable of far more than we realize. Mandela wrote, “The human body has an enormous capacity for adjusting to trying circumstances. I have found that one can bear the unbearable if one can keep one’s spirit strong even when one’s body is being tested.”
The fact that you’re reading this means that you have Internet access or a smartphone, which means that you have it better than majority of the world.
You see, our role models are often carefully constructed, carefully generated.
EUROPE THIS, EUROPE THAT.
We plan them obsessively, look forward to them, talk or brag about them as they approach, yet often they fall short of their chief task.
I’m not advocating a non-stop sunshine fest. I’m merely suggesting we Pessimists try seeing the glass half-full for a change.
It’s time for modern-day parents to understand that a little discipline doesn’t hurt.
In life you have to work for what you want and, luckily for all you graduates, you know exactly what that means. You worked to get the grades to get into college, you worked to graduate from college and now that those studying days are behind you, you have the drive and determination you need to really succeed in life.
When you start to travel the world, a different perspective on America emerges. And it isn’t the land of the free.