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Final Exam Passing Out Parade 3rd Degree

Because this here is your passing out parade doth your cap and gown This here I don't know if you if you are aware or know it yet But also the end of what was once your student life I hope you kissed it a fond farewell and goodbye As your days spent on scholastic dissertation theoretical drunken debate expressing your altruistic views putting the world's wrongs to right in some or other cheap backstreet pub And pack away your monogrammed slogan t-shirts and swap your long hair and man-bun for a short back and side's Because you my friend I am sorry to inform have finally just crossed over to the dark side Welcome to the big wide world we have been expecting you And though you now have in your possession a certificate denoting you are university standard educated and have letters to accompany your name as proof Nothing you learned or where taught be that even higher level education would or could possibly have prepared you for the harsh reality life has in-store And unlike school which eventually runs and has a predetermined course over a precise timeline Life means life and the remainder of your's has just begun starting now The time has come for you to put your degree to some use find a job buy a car and a house somewhere to rent or buy And oh did I forget to mention most importantly of all Start paying back whatever student loans you took out compounding interest that got you where you stand today Until your 10 year graduation reunion comes around and is the 1 and only topic of discussion that everyone still have left in common Same old people as before now just all grown up replaced with long drawn faces That once sparkled with aspiration instilled with dream's of changing the world and making it a better place Who now wish for nothing more than to be able to put food on the table and go to sleep without the fear of the power being cut off Not the 3rd degree or lecture

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Date: 9/7/2022 12:34:00 PM
Ah yes Christopher, big difference in a rich family putting someone through 3rd level education, than having to fund it ourselves with student loans or part-time jobs, I enjoyed your wit involved here the long hair and buns, and knowing how to save the world, but once college is over unless a prodigy, or already rich, the stark reality hits like a ton of bricks, cheers David
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 9/13/2022 2:33:00 PM
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