After reading Rod Dreher: What I wish they’d told me at graduation, I could think of several things I would want to pass on to this year’s graduates- a sort of “What I Wished I’d’ve Known in High School” list.
1) I wish I’d’ve known that real life in no way resembled The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, or Sixteen Candles.
2) That there was such a thing as home education and I could stop wasting so much time in a school.
3) That being a Goody-Two Shoes was going to pay off big later, ‘cause then I would have been an even Goodier-Two-Shoes.
4) That God and family were going to be what mattered as an adult; not intelligence, career, power, possessions, appearance, or popularity.
5) That keeping my mouth shut and my ears open would always be the better option.
… among other things. If you were giving a commencement speech at a high school or college graduation, what wisdom would you want to impart? What do you wish you’d’ve known when you were in high school and college?