A NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL that appeared during the recent college commencement season suggested how enriching it would be if people of all ages looked beyond these celebrations and set their own goals to keep on graduating, every day if possible.

You might enroll, it went on to say, in the great global university where opportunities to serve humanity become more obvious. You could graduate from a prison of prejudice, quit smoking, heal an estranged relationship, join the Audubon Society, or get a fresh slant on beauty by enrolling in a painting class. Perhaps most important, take intellectual stock and consider what you have learned since the cap-and-gown ceremony in your own school auditorium.

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August 1, 2005

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