If you are graduating from college this year, congratulations. As a country we need more college graduates and we need to find a way to bring all along further. Our future as a country rides on it. While designed as a celebration of achievement and things accomplished, I suggest you view it as a beginning. As a beginning, it is a first; one of many firsts you will encounter. And you may be tempted to make checklists and bucket lists of all you desire to accomplish. I submit to you, that a life of check lists and bucket lists, while the popular way to live these days, is an empty life and an evolutionary step backwards. Throw away your lists and start living with depth. Learn how to breathe.