Early Tuesday, the AP posted excerpts from President Obama's speech to be given later that day: Take responsibility for your education. Go to class and listen. Don't let failures define you. We need every single one of you to develop your talents, skills and intellect so you can help solve our most difficult problems," Obama said. "If you don't do that — if you quit on school — you're not just quitting on yourself, you're quitting on your country."
The book of Proverbs reminds us that wisdom is not found in some secret place: Wisdom cries aloud in the streets and raises her voice in the squares.
Our task is to distinguish the voice of Wisdom from the many other, much less unwise voices that are also crying in the streets and squares. If you ignore good advice, you will live to regret it (27-31).