The full version of this story, which appears in Sunday’s Life section of The Oklahoman, was compiled by The Oklahoman’s Features and Entertainment Staff, including yours truly. To read graduation advice from other Oklahomans, go to NewsOK.com.
Beyond ‘laugh often,’ ‘live much’: unique words of wisdom
If they knew then what they know now, here is what an assortment of Oklahomans would say to today’s graduates — or wish they had heard at their own graduation.
Thousands of Oklahoma students are graduating in the month of May; many this weekend. We asked some notable and interesting Oklahomans what they’d say to this year’s graduates, or what they wish they would have heard at their graduations. Here’s what one of them had to say:
Kelsey Karper, associate director of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition: ‘Discover what you truly love’
“Congratulations, graduates! At this time when everyone is asking you what you’ll do next, take time to ignore the outside pressures and look within. Ask yourself what you want to do next. Follow your own passion. Pursue your own true desires. Don’t let the world around you make the decisions that will shape your life. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you want to do with the rest of your life. Figuring it out takes time. Do whatever it takes to discover what you truly love, then go for it with all you’ve got!”