One of the reasons why I was so excited to see this commencement address in my inbox and wished to share it on the forums is because it reflects my own beliefs about education.
Synchronistically, as I was composing this message, my mother brought down a letter from my local town's chapter of the National Honor Society which identified me as a candidate for membership--"an honor bestowed upon a student." I read through the letter with a raised eyebrow and nearly laughed at its pomposity; I have absolutely no interest in college applications or SATs and plan to attend a community college.
Quoting an article titled Some Guidance from an Elder Indigo
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Another synchronicity is that the word eschew
can be found in the first lesson of my vocabulary workbook this year
Eschew- (v.) to avoid, shun, keep away from
Synonyms: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
Antonyms: embrace, adopt