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10 Times ‘High School Musical’ Lied To You About What Graduating Is Actually Like

Looking back on your graduation, it feels like a bit of an anti-climax. There’s a massive build up to the big day and it’s over before you know it. If you’ve seen Disney’s High School Musical, it’s partially to blame for these unrealistic expectations.

1. When it made you think that wearing a cap and gown would be the most amazing thing in the world.

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Reality: You actually just spend the majority of your day fixing your hood and worrying about hat hair.

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2. When it had you looking forward to inspiring speeches that you might even shed a tear to.

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Reality: you’re mostly wondering who on earth the speaker is and when they’re going to stop.

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3. When it made you think you’d have time to take it all in on a stage.

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Reality: when your moment comes, it’s all over in a flash and you’re only really focused on trying not to fall over.

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4. When it gave you the impression that the whole day would be one huge celebration.

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Reality: you end up feeling a bit lost and confused about the future.

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5. When it made you think you’d be 100% on board with having your photo taken all day.

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Reality: you mostly just feel really awkward and uncomfortable whenever someone tells you to smile.

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6. When it made you think you would definitely have a career plan all sorted by now.

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Reality: you still don’t really know what you’re doing and you’re not entirely sure you ever will.

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7. When it gave you the impression that you’d never want the day to end.

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Reality: you wind up kind of exhausted by saying thanks and congratulations to everyone.

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8. When it made saying goodbye to your friends look easy enough.

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Reality: you almost can’t cope with all the feels of realising you have no idea when you’ll see everyone again.

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9. When it made the transition from student to graduate life look like the most natural thing in the world.

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Reality: you actually spend the the day internally panicking about the fact that you are now an adult.

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10. And when it gave you the impression that the best part of the day was creating unforgettable memories with your fellow graduates.

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Reality: No, yeah, that part was true ❤️❤️❤️

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