June 11, 2023

By Arthur H. Gunther III


     This is school graduation time – high school, college – and across the nation, across the globe, those who are fortunate to have had chances at learning are moving on to other moments, all relative to who they are, where they live, what advantages they have, what they don’t have, luck, moxie, fate.

     And there are those who do not graduate because where they live or under what conditions they live bring insufficient school learning. How these youth fare will  also subject to what further befalls them.

     Would that life were fair or that there were more or less equal opportunity for all.      

     If the moral equation were figured into the economic one,  many more students and unfinished students could take the advice always given at graduation speeches – “go forth!” – and not only succeed but make the world a better place.

     That is not so, unfortunately. Yet for my Granddaughter Isabella, for every youth on this earth in this moment, I pray for hope for them all.

     May their short lives before their own eternity be happier, healthier and giving. The world needs them.

     The writer is a retired newspaperman. ahgunther@yahoo.com