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Lions Roar : November 2014
there are a lot of promising young people out there, not only here in the united States, but all over the world. With so much competition, it is possible that success, if it comes, will not come easily. it is also possible that success will not come. or that it will come abundantly, but you will not find it as meaningful as you had expected. it is also possible that success will come, and you will find it meaningful and satisfying—but only at first, when it is still bright and shiny. Later, your successful and ambitious life may wear you down, and you will find yourself tired and bewildered. it’s also possible that as time stretches on, your personal relationships will not work out as you had hoped, and your sense of yourself will not hold up to scrutiny. there will be disappointments and setbacks, acknowledged and unacknowl- edged—in short, it is possible, even likely, that there is some pain awaiting you as you go forth from this bright day. it is possible too that it will become increasingly difficult for you to maintain the idealism and hope- fulness you now have. it’s possible that one day you will find yourself wondering what you have been doing all these years, and who you have become. it’s possible the life you wanted and have built will not be as you’d expected it to be. it’s possible that the world you hoped to improve will not improve. anyway, you will have things to do. you will keep busy and try not to notice such feelings. you will try to deny any despair or disappointment or bore- dom you may be feeling. Probably you will be able, more or less, to do that. But only more or less. i am sorry to say all these things to you on such a wonderful day and in such a beautiful place. i realize that baccalaureate speeches are supposed PHotoByLiNDaa.CiCeRo/StaNFoRDNeWSSeRviCe zoKetSu norman FISCheris the founder of the everyday Zen Foundation. His most recent book is Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong. this article is adapted from “How to Survive your Promising Life,” his 2014 Baccalaureate address at Stanford university. SHAMBHALA SUN NoveMBer 2014 64