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How I feel about graduation, in 11 ‘The Princess Bride’ gifs

by Leonardo Castaneda

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Graduation is fast approaching, which means a lot of hard-to-process feelings. So, I’ve turned to something that better expresses my inner turmoil: The Princess Bride.

Half of the freshmen you talk to say they can’t wait to graduate…

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… and the other half just tell you how they still have years to go before they even think about graduating.

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They don’t understand that four day weekends and drinking on a Monday ends when you graduate.

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Meanwhile, you have to go try to find a job that pays rent AND your Netflix subscription, and now is the time your adviser tells you what matters isn’t your GPA but your work “experience.”

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 Talking to parents about how hard it is to find a decent job doesn’t help either.

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And forget about asking recently graduated friends for help. Some of them were born employable and are already half-way up the corporate ladder…

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… others can continue living off of their trust fund for years before finding out what a W-2 form is …

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… and the rest have accepted as few more years of post-graduate waitressing with new-found stoicism.

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Still, you’ll fill out every job application you can get your hands on. First, you’ll be polite to potential employers.

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Eventually, desperation will set in and when you meet more qualified candidates waiting for an interview, you’ll consider more drastic steps.

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And the worst part of it all, you brought this upon yourself by even applying for graduation in the first place when you still had at least 3 more years of eligibility left.

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