So, should the NINJA generation today cry about not being as lucky as the Baby Boomer generation (who did financially well, and control a significant percentage of personal financial assets and consumer spending in North America, as per sources), especially on their graduation day? Nah!
Clad in her robe and hood, our daughter received her degree. We got to relive that experience as our son followed in his big sister's foot steps... and I scored my second diploma! I say "I," because they are mine! I laid claim to them when the kids were young.