Graduation Goggles

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I posted this after watching one episode of How I Met Your Mother (Season 6 Episode 20: Exploding Meatball Sub). Robin invented the term which I believe derived from the famous: Beer Goggle Effect (an effect of drinking too much beer so that someone looks more beautiful than the reality :D).

Graduation goggle is explained as a feeling when someone is about to part with something that they thoroughly detested, such as the experience with high school. We hate school, but somehow we feel sad when we are about to graduate. In the episode, the phenomenon is shown when Ted tries to break up with Zoey, when Robin tries to break up with the dog-like Scooby, and when Marshall plans to quit GNB.

The point is you can’t trust graduation goggles. They are just as misleading as beer goggles, bridesmaid goggles and that’s just a bulky outdated cell phone in his front pocket goggles.


Yep, you simply can’t trust graduation goggles. It happens when you realized you will leave something/someone forever and realized that these are the last days with it/them and you won’t see it/them anymore. So although you hate it/them before, everything turns so fine, everyone looks so lovable, and that you suddenly don’t want to lose it/them.

How to deal with it? Well, what should I say? Although I am a decisive person, sometimes I get swayed too by those goggles :). But, maybe you can try what I used to do: spend time to think thoroughly when you’re alone and sober. Then, believe in your decision and don’t change your mind even if what looks ugly before turns pretty and flowery :).

Trust the sober you!



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