I'm about to have my third graduation and will have another next year! Its an expensive hobby.
I graduated last Saturday and even though it was pouring it down with rain it was still a really special day!
I agree, it's ridiculous.
I'll wind up going because I'm my parents only child, so the only chance they'll get to see a spawn of theirs' in some fancy gown, but if I had free choice I wouldn't bother.
I've enjoyed university, I just don't see prancing around on a stage in a hot gown as the best way to end it.
I never attended my own, having attended my partners it feels overstated and very sanctimonious. I just felt there are millions of people graduating every year around the world, so in a sence I'm not really achieving something special. However for people who enjoy epiletes and pagentry then it must be a wonderful experience. Horses for courses I guess. 🤔
The ceromony wasn't the best day of my life, thel day I got my graduation certificate was.
So yeah a waste of time. I get the fact that it's more about the graduates families, than it is the graduate but still a waste of time, money and energy.