The Way the World Works: Wisdom
for the Graduate
- Plan for the future; Plan for eternity
is going to come
you don’t know where you are going you will end up somewhere else.”
you are in 5, 10, 20 years will be the results of decisions you make or
don’t make today.
- Have a Passion
something you love to do and do it.
you want to be great find out what you are good at and do it all the
- Balance Dreams and Responsibilities
and Responsibilities are like two sides of a step ladder
If you fail at the responsibilities in life your dreams
will become worthless fantasies.
If you fail to have a dream then responsibilities will
turn your life into a stoic, hardened, meaningless life.
- You are not alone
you do affects others
do not live and act in a vacuum.
older you get the more real and powerful this truth becomes obvious
are part of a:
Universal body of Christ
- Sometimes People are kind and will
help you. . .
. . . but, most of
the time they won’t. So plan on
Because of #6. . .
- People Are Not Always Thinking About
do not spend near as much time thinking about you as you spend worrying
about what they think of you.
is really good news. You can stop
worrying about what other people think of you because they are spending
most of their time thinking of themselves. So relax. Do what is right.
- Education is Overrated
and Knowledge are two different things.
and Skill are two different things.
For example: Being 16 years old with a drivers licenses
and being a 16 year old that knows how to drive are two different things.
Having a diploma doesn’t mean you know what to do or
that you can do what you know.
the License. . .see #8
- Society Has Rules so Play By the Rules
may know how to drive but the police officer is still going to want to
see your license.
- Self-Control is more important now
than ever before
from parents reveals the heart, soul and self-control of a child.
that many people mistake a freefall with soaring-like-an-eagle.
When someone falls off a ten story building they may
experience a sense of freedom and even at times feel like they are flying
But, when they hit the pavement it is clear that the freedom
they were experiencing was lacking some control.
- This is a Moral Universe
will prevail. The Righteous will
win and rejoice.
will always suffer. The Wicked
will always lose and mourn.
- Success Hurts
succeed you will have to pay the price
price of success is paid many ways:
Loss of sleep
Having to Start Over, . . .again.
- Do Not Let Other People and Society
Define “Success” for You
Fame, Possessions, Employment, Popularity are coverings that many
unsuccessful people use to appear to be successful.
- Truth is Older than the Universe
“new” philosophies are a result of “confused” thinkers
Romans knew they had become great because of who their ancestors where
and what they had done. So, Rome rejected
is in the process of overthrowing themselves by ripping down the
foundations that have made them great.
improvement does not usually involve smashing the basement walls and
blasting the foundation out of the ground. We can improve our society without
having to destroy it.
- In the End the Only Thing That will
Matter Will Be People
God so Loved the World He sent His Son. . .”
today, “For God still Loves the World He has sent you. . .”
only thing we can take to heaven with us is other people.
- Do Not Worship the False Gods
- Do Not Neutralize Christianity
is the Way
is the Truth
is the Life
not apologize for the truth but defend it, proclaim it, and live it.