Ok, the followup here is truly hilarious.
First, I’ll be damned if Lydia’s boyfriend, Cooper, didn’t get accepted! How about that! Good job, Cooper!
But here’s the funny part. He spent 24 hours on cloud-9. He was really feeling good about himself.
But then a crushing development: Another classmate of theirs also got accepted. And it turns out Cooper doesn’t think the other guy has any chops at all.
So just that fast, Cooper went from “I’m totally da bomb because I got into Berklee” to “Crap! They’ll let any idiot into that place!”
External validation is a roller-coaster ride.