Despite the lyrics in Kanye West’s “Graduation Day” single, graduation is actually a time to celebrate a milestone. It’s an exciting time for graduates to prepare for what lies ahead of them. It’s a time that signifies an accomplishment and is on par with the birth of a child and a wedding. It marks the achievement of a goal.
As Dr. Benjamin E. Mays puts it, “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”
Check out the graduation pictures of icons like Jay-Z, Shaquille O’Neal and Curtis “50 Cent” Johnson.