Thatís the worst of growing up, and Iím beginning to realize it.† The things you wanted so much when you were a child donít seem half so wonderful to you when you get them
To be young is to study in schools you did not build;
To be mature is to build schools in which you will probably never study.
To be young is to swim in pools with you did not dig;
To be mature is to build pools in which you will probably never swim.
To be young is to enjoy the branches and shade of trees which you did not plant;
To be mature is to plant trees whose branches and shade you will probably never get to enjoy.
To be young is to dance to music which you did not write;
To be mature is to write music to which you will probably never dance.
To be young is to enjoy to programs and benefits of a church you did not build;
To be mature is to build churches whose programs and benefits you will probably never get to enjoy.
Whenever I approach this campus, there is something special that stirs within my soul. There is always a freshness, an air of growth and of development. A feeling of significant activity is in the air. There is almost an aroma of new beginnings, of goals made and in the process of being attained, of maturing careers, and of powerfully developing spirits.
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