Commencement ceremonies for Amity Senior High School took place last week with 330 students receiving their diplomas.

3830 young people passing a bridge into adulthood, some leaving behind friends and family for new adventures and horizons.

As the graduates pass on to work, institutions of higher learning or the military, they will receive advice on what to do in their lives.

They will be told to get a college education, start saving their money for a rainy day or cherish every day on earth as if it's your last.

The Bulletin only has one piece of advice for the proud grads, something we think will be valuable to all no matter what they do in the future: Do whatever makes you happy.

Making a lot of money for the most part is a good thing. However making a lot of money may not be enough if your job is not fulfilling.

Continuing your education is something everyone should do. In today's society a college diploma is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

But keep in mind that education is not limited to the classroom or the laboratory. There are other venues for learning that people should take into consideration.

Familiarity at your age is a dangerous thing, graduates. There is a window between high school graduation and a person's mid-20's that can be so exciting. And not taking chances when a new opportunity presents itself is something one might regret for the rest of their lives.

Bottom line, don't let anyone tell you that getting a job is a necessity rather than an adventure, education is a chore or trying new things is risky. Doing whatever makes you happy in life is truly what matters.

After all, if you can't do what you love, why bother living.