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Graduation is not worth celebrating
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Sunbourn Offline
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Graduation is not worth celebrating

I’m graduating high school in June. Some of my family and friends are making a big deal out of it but I don’t think it matters. All this means is that I get a piece of paper that signals I’m an obedient slave fit for the workforce. Everything that I learned in high school I could have learned outside of school at a much more expedient pace. So what exactly is there to celebrate? Should I be celebrating the trashing of my youth at the hands of the school system? Should I be celebrating the public school system relinquishing the grasp it has had on me that it never should have held in the first place? Nay, there is nothing for me to celebrate. Maybe I’ll find ample reason to celebrate my life’s achievements later on down the line, but not quite yet.

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04-27-2013 10:00 AM
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RE: Graduation is not worth celebrating

Amen. Most graduates make a big deal out of it to pretend like they accomplished something in life. Like they passed some noble trial. I got expelled early so I never dealt with the graduation crap.
04-27-2013 10:18 AM
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Graduation is not worth celebrating

The only thing I'll celebrate is my freedom.

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