Why Am I Crying?
The graduates were being encouraged to go out and discover who they are and what they want to do with their lives...most of these kids know that they need to figure this out and are very passionate about what they are about to go discover.
I think that about 80% of the parents, friends and families sitting facing the graduates are who that message is better suited to.
The question to the graduates...
What do you love and how will pursuing that shape your life?
turns into this question for the adults in the audience...
Do you love what you do? How have your career choices shaped your self-image, your quality of life and your family life? (if you think your kids don't know you are miserable at your job...you are kidding yourself!) What am I modeling for my children?
If we as parents get better at living our authentic life, we can help our kids go out into the world ready to explore all of the options they have with a fearless approach that can only translate into success, no matter how you define it.
So as you help your child with their life choices...be brave with your own!