To all you recent graduates

My advice to you is this:
do not let the world steamroll you
and treat you like you don’t matter
because you do.

But do not become so cutthroat
that when you wake up at 40
you hate the person looking back at you,
if you wake up at all.

The trick is finding the balance
between your needs and others’
so that you can live well
and with yourself.