Many Americans think of graduation as the end of their education instead of the beginning of a life of learning. Rabbi Shmuley discusses the importance of recognizing that education should not end just because you receive a diploma. "Graduations should not be seen as the end to an education, as if you now no longer need to study," he says. "It should be seen as the end of a beginning. Your formal educational training is over, now go and use your mind."
"Graduation is an important right of passage, and students deserve to take great pride in their achievement. But rather than viewing it as the end of an education, it should be seen as the beginning of a life of curiosity and insight."
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 5, 2013