The cheers of black and brown mothers might drown out the truth that sits in the front of their minds, that adult life doesn’t begin after college graduation.
These mothers can’t be in denial of that truth — angels’ breath which evaporates so fast that they pray every millisecond for your future.
Commencement speakers Oprah and first lady Michelle Obama will give graduates a supreme sendoff into adulthood and phase two of life’s journey.
The invisible, reinterpreted commencement speech starts with all the niceties for the years of debt that you have accumulated, and nevertheless, they may hold back truths that need to be told.
Sometimes important truths are told, but the words spoken by surefooted success stories and celebrities alike compete with the motionless and soundless aspirations that violently rage inside your mind.
The speech faces off with your desire to be with family and friends; your intensified anticipation as you listen for your name; and of course, your all-encompassing ego that produces vivid premonitions of a future filled with money and fame.
Self-deception is a powerful drug, and educated egomaniacs are prone to overdose on it. Thus, before you fool yourself into believing that you qualify for the presidency of the country, a Fortune 500 company, or even run the family business, right at this very moment, there are ten things you should hear.