Congratulations and our best wishes to the Class of 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 — Take action.

  Every story you’ve ever connected with, every leader you’ve ever admired, every puny little thing that you’ve ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life.

  Emmy Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford said those words during his commencement speech for the University of Wisconsin in 2004. Whitford isn’t known for his sage advice. He’s probably best known as the fictional White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the former NBC drama “West Wing.” But his words of advice can apply to all of us — especially young people about to embark on their adult journey.

  High school seniors in Lassen County have officially begun their journey into adulthood. Some will fly away and never return. Some will put down roots and never leave. But they are all about to face challenges and decisions that could shape the direction of their lives.

For the full Editorial and other opinions, read the Tuesday, June 10, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.


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