Graduation Advice: Eschew Fear (May 10, 2021)

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K          “You have been through this drill over the past year.  If this signal is now coming through to you or to some of you, we can proceed with the second virtual graduation ceremony in school history.  Learn to eschew fear.  I realize.  Easy to say; hard to do.”

. . .

K          “Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’21 . . . learn to eschew fear. . . .  If I could offer you only one tip for the future, learn to eschew fear.  You have been studying and partying and extracurricularing at a frantic and frenetic pace.  Now is the time to learn to eschew fear.  Fear debilitates and demoralizes and immobilizes and immolates.  Look at who is trying intentionally to frighten you.  We are in the halcyon days of the Virus and the Vaccines and their consequences.  The future will not be as calm.  But learn to eschew fear.”

. . .

K          “And wear sun screen and hearing protection and chainsaw safety chaps.  Eat dessert.  First.  Learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).  Stop, pause, think.  And learn to eschew fear.”

. . .

J          “Go East, young person.  Go to Rome, D.C. and get in on the looting before it is too late.”

. . .

[See the “Sunscreen Column”, the Wikipedia article “Wear Sunscreen” and listen to “Everbody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”.]

[See the e-commentary at “Graduation Advice:  Stop, Pause, Think (May 18, 2020)”, “Graduation Advice:  Learn To Tie a Bowline (And A Bow Tie) (May 13, 2019)”; “Graduation Advice:  Eat Dessert.  First. (May 14, 2018)”, “Graduation Advice:  Wear Chainsaw Safety Chaps; Cut With Care (May 15, 2017)”, “Graduation Advice:  Wear Hearing Protection; Listen Attentively (May 16, 2016)” and the advice to youth at “Go East, Young Person (August 25, 2014)”.] 

Bumper stickers of the week:

Wear sun screen and hearing protection and chainsaw safety chaps and eat dessert.  First.   Learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).  Stop, pause, think.  Learn to eschew fear.

Eschew fear.

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