Graduation – a time for reflection, forward thinking

Young people graduating from high school and college are getting a lot of advice right now, much of it probably lost in the excitement and celebratory hoopla that surround such rites. Not surprising. As the saying goes, unsolicited advice is often worth just what you pay for it.

But graduation speakers, reflecting on their life lessons, do offer all of us a chance to revisit our own benchmarks in an ever evolving world. Some of their advice is simple: Be kind. Cherish friends. Wear sunscreen. Don’t text and drive.

Some advice is more a . . .