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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: TheRedneck
The feeling of accomplishment is directly proportional to the effort made to achieve it.
THAT should tell you something right there.
originally posted by: jjkenobi
Kid: Who spoke at your commencement dad?
Parent: The Vice President of the USA
Kid: Wow! You got to see the Vice President? How was it?
Parent: I don't know, I walked out of my own graduation.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Bhadhidar
They stood their ground
Running away is not standing your ground. It is the opposite.
Who did they hurt?
Pence finished his speech, and actually got extra airtime because of the students' actions. Other commencement addresses have been aired, reported, and forgotten. This one is being aired over and over. The students gave Pence an expanded platform for his message.
The students can never repeat their achievement. They will never walk the stage with their friends. Their friends and family will never get to stand and publicly applaud them in the commencement ceremony. They will get their degree, sure... they earned it. But it will ring hollow in years to come.
If you believe that standing one's ground is equivalent to letting the mere presence of anyone else deter one from their rightful rewards, I fear for you too.
Perhaps their views on what is sacred are different than yours.
originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: kaylaluv
except people rarely hold the same beliefs for their entire lives.
if you hold the same beliefs at 50 that you held at 21 then you haven`t learned anything from life.
beliefs are always mutating and changing as we grow older,learn more and experience more.