A Matter Of Opinion

Graduation Inflation


Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-Review

This weekend will mark my third graduation ceremony in a week. And it's the first graduation ceremony I recognize from the past.
My goddaughter is graduating from Mead High School.

Most of us went through high school graduation and some of us through the college ceremony.

But with the baby boomlet happening now in my extended family, I have recently been introduced to what I call "graduation inflation."

One great-nephew graduated last week from pre-school. Another last night from kindergarten. I love the stuff, but one relative who was concerned about this graduation inflation wondered: "What's next? Attending their haircuts?"

Maybe...

So these cloudy afternoon questions for you: Is there any harm in celebrating these smaller milestones? Is there some good in having them? Your pomp and circumstance, please.




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