School Reunions: Good or Bad?

@hvedra (1623)
November 16, 2009 11:17am CST
Have you been to one? Was it good or bad to go? Did you enjoy seeing people from school? Were there some you were nervous about seeing or not looking forward to seeing? Were they the same or had they changed? Did anyone really surprise you with how different they were? Did anyone not show because they were too successful to turn up - a movie star or politician? Did anyone not show up because they were in prison? Or have you been invited to a school reunion and not gone because you couldn't face it at all?
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@maximax8 (27048)
16 Nov 09
I think school and college reunions are great fun. I went to one fifteen years after leaving. I didn't recognize many of my old friends. One guy married a friend and she said the she worked in a children's nursery. They really wanted to have a baby of their own so I wish them luck. I remember a girl that was very loud and used to get in much trouble. It was so very interesting to see her again because she had changed very much indeed. It was fascinating to find out how successful each person had been. I recommend going on a school or college reunion for anyone.
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• Philippines
17 Nov 09
no,i don't wanna attend coz i don't like to see my ex....lol!
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@LouieWpHs04 (4560)
• United States
18 Nov 09
I would say good.. at the beginning, but as time goes on it would only get worse. Why? You are at first just stirring up old memories and keeping in touch with people you once knew in highschool.. but as time goes on, people get married, and other "life-altering" things go on and bringing old flames or old friends into the picture can sometimes really interfere with that & cause major issues with your "current life" I'm still too young for my first School Reunion but I know they'll have them.. at some point. Just my input. :P
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@hunieby (207)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
I think school reunions are good as you can see your old friends, reminisce about good times and being able to catch up with long lost classmates.
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
hmmm there are advantages and disadvantages i think. yah ive been attending a said school reunion once in my whole life, and i didnt attend anymore after. LOL yes, its nice seeing your classmates and schoolmates during your high school day and college days, but no big impact in me, so i didnt enjoy.
@oasis_9 (833)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
I attended one, my highschool reunion 10 years after we graduated. It was fun and a great way to know how your friends are. Talk about things you did when you were young and what did change as you've matured. But we really can't control everybody, for instance one schoolmate of ours got really drunk during the event. I was really embarrassing but things happen when your having fun i guess.
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• United States
17 Nov 09
My 10 year high school reunion was last month but I wasn't able to attend. I wanted to go but I had a procedure done and couldn't go. I had the procedure done on Friday and they were going to have a reunion football game Friday night and then the reunion was on Saturday. I had stitches in my back and didn't go because I didn't want anybody hitting my stitches and I didn't want to have to change the bandage while I was there and plus my back was hurting and very sore still from the procedure. So I just thought it was better than I stay at home. I still talk to several people from high school through facebook and phone so I told them why I wouldn't be there and they all said they would miss me. I wished I could have gone but it didn't work out that way.
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@Trensue (5265)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I have never had the desire to go to one. The people that I was close to in school have remained close friends and I don't really have a burning desire to know about the others. It kind of sounds like I am a snob, but I just think time is precious and I would rather spend it with true friends. So I won't be there.
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@michmich2 (432)
• United States
16 Nov 09
The only school reunion I have been invited to so far was my ten year high school reunion. I could not attend because I was going to be out of town that weekend. Part of me was disappointed that I could not attend, but another part of me was relieved. I would have gone if I was in town, but I was somewhat torn as to whether or not I really wanted to go. I would have probably gone because I was curious about what people had been up to. However, I also know that there probably would have been a lot of immature people there judging others and gossipping just like we were back in high school, and I was definitely not interested in being a part of that! I have recently heard from a grade school classmate who is thinking about trying to get in touch with some people we went to grade school with to plan a reunion. I went to a very small school and there were only about thirty-five or so of us in the whole grade. I would be very interested in going to that reunion because it would be small and because I had some really good grade school friends and neighbors who I would see there and who I would love to catch up with!
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Hello Hvedra, I always declined in going. I was never really good friends with anyone in my class. I feel I did not do as well as I should have and other will be bragging about they have or done. I was always to self conscious and always cared about what others thought of me. Everyone says you are not suppose to care? But most people do inspite of that comment. I rather stay home with my family. I met a few on facebook and that was enough. Not anyone talks to me so what does that say. I sent few e-mails and that was about it. They move on to others. Thanks and have a great day Sincerely Unique16