Everyone's so psyched about this formal event every year. We all worry about our dresses, our dates and our after-prom gimmicks. It's a tradition already, and through the years it has become this superficial, glamorous, magastos event na lang.
I guess it's about time our generation learns the deeper meaning and objective of proms.
As a member of the prom committee, we recently had a meeting with the parents who will help us organize our prom. One mom pointed out that during their time, this was the definition of prom: "A formal hand-over ceremony of the Seniors' responsibilities with the Juniors accepting it."
One part of the program is an actual turnover ceremony, wherein a Senior representative hands over a little symbolism (like a candle) to a Junior representative. That candle symbolizes the responsibility cos they will be the eldest in the school next year. They have to be the role models. If the Seniors started something (like a usual event for a cause), the Juniors are given the chance to continue it next year. That's why it has to be a JS prom, meaning the event should be attended by both batches.
If you think I made sense, why don't you suggest this to the people who organize your prom? Prom used to be a meaningful tradition, with a deep reason behind all the formality and glamour.
What do you think?