(The Root) — While you were showing your Instagram followers your new pair of plaid socks, Oprah Winfrey was quietly rubbing your nose in something most of us have never seen in person before: a Harvard degree. Winfrey was awarded an honorary degree from the Ivy League institution, and Instagrammed it, on Thursday.
I'd imagine that Oprah's Instagram is pretty much the worst place to be for those of us questioning our life choices and wondering why we aren't billionaires by now. As if looking at pictures of Oprah getting Christmas gifts from celebrities, harvesting perfect vittles from her private garden, posing with your idol and feeling on my boyfriend wasn't bad enough — now we get to watch her dangle her Harvard degree in front of our faces.
Translation: Congratulations, Oprah!
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Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.