The Post About Pomp and Whatchamacallit
Doesn't she look hopeful? Optimistic? Bored?
This is my lovely friend Lauren who's graduating from high school in less than a week. (She's all gowned up for one of her many pre-grad events.)
I looked the same 16 years ago. Albeit my hair was much more extravagant and flammable than Lauren's.
What advice would I give to 18-year-old Jamie and Lauren and other high school graduates?
Go to college.
That's it. That's the entire text of my "High School Graduate Guide."
Do you know why?
Because no one ever says "Man, I wish I hadn't gone to college."
They might say they wish they'd gone to a different college or only taken 4 years rather than 7 to finish or majored in something cool like sociology rather than accounting. To my accounting genius friends, I sense your envy.
Class of 2010 - go to college. Any college. You'll never regret it.
Postscript: You WILL regret applying for that credit card on the Quad so you can get a free t-shirt and finding yourself still paying for a meal from The Cheesecake Factory 10 years later. You will.
What's your advice?
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