I guess we should all take your family’s experience as definitive then. Ever thought not everyone in life moves in the same circles as your family?
I mentioned this because I’ve seen it first hand at a high school graduation ceremony. Really smart kid, received her certificate and the Principal announced she would be attending Haverford which prompted many oohs and arhs from the crowd and whispers of, ‘Harvard,’ which ultimately caused the Principal to reiterate the young lady would be attending Haverford.
Isn’t the fact Haverford is such a fantastic school kind of the point?
Anyway, Harvard people downplaying attending Harvard, I don’t feel they need any sympathy, knowing you go to the school of your choice is reward enough. Downplaying the fact that you attend Harvard is something I see as gracious. If you want to wear a shirt great, why not? If you don’t don’t.