Cultural Events and You

Today is an exciting day for many Berkeley students. It’s 4/20, the “stoner’s holiday.” Students and Berkeley citizens will conglomerate at Memorial Glade to light up a joint at 4:20PM.

Last year, I attended (and did not partake) as a naïve freshman to see what the hype was about. This year, I was busy writing an essay in a coffee shop.

The things we choose to celebrate (and ignore) define who we are to a large extent. To distinguish the family man from the workaholic, simply observe his behavior on Christmas eve or day. Same goes for Mother’s or Father’s Day.

So if you find yourself celebrating the same events year after year, you can interpret in one of two ways. One, you found your groove. Or two, you’re in a rut and need a jolt. Choose wisely.

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