So essentially, I am unofficially a graduate of New York University's class of 2011. Before, during and after the ceremony, my smart phone allowed me to notice several excited tweets, Facebook status updates and photographs chronicling these special moments from several of my friends. I wonder then, if graduation would be any less special if you didn't have the ability to tell literally every single person in the world with access to the internet about it?
Isn't this the very foundation of 21st century socialization? People take pictures and update blogs wherever they go, as if to advertise to the universe: "Hey, I participate in the world!"
I wonder what it was like to graduate for yourself, with the satisfaction of 4 years well spent, full of fun, friends and learning, and not for the pomp.
... although I am excited for this fabulous man's commencement address. And yes, I will post pictures of him from the event on my Facebook. And yes, I embrace hypocrisy. Shut up.
Next stop, the real world. Shudder.