Some tips for grads — ­ character counts

To the Editor: In the midst of all the negativity toward Coronavirus, having to stay home, wear masks and gloves, and if you go to the store what you really need isn't there, so you just take what's available.

As graduates, when you think about the last four years, you were expecting the traditional ceremony. We can't ignore the pandemic. At some point it will be a part of your history but for now you have to try and make the best of all this and look for the positives.

I'm sure you've cleared out closets and drawers and detailed and hand-washed your car.

There are perhaps other ways for our 2020 graduates can save a few years of trial and error. Here's some information ­ some borrowed and some stolen and some may even be original.

The kind of education you get in school and the kind afterward, both are important. Put them together and you have wisdom. The trouble is that life is generally half over before you figure out what is going on.

Here's some info you'll need to know after high school.

  • Nobody is indispensable, not even you.
  • Live by what you trust, not by what you fear.
  • Life is full of surprises. Just say never and you'll see.
  • People who do the world's real work don't usually wear neckties.
  • Character counts. These are some thoughts to live by. Congratulations to graduates of 2020.

Sincerely, Tina Mills


Holly Springs South Reporter

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