|10 Year Reunion|
10 Year Reunion
Oct. 9th, 2005 @ 04:58 pm
I've just received notice of my 10 year reunion... but I'm not sure I want to go. With rare exception (Elyssa, mostly) I've done everything I can to escape my high school life, and the town I grew up in. There are people I know that are just STUCK in my hometown... and even when we were in high school, it was kinda considered an achievement to get out. There was this perception that you get stuck doing things in town... working at a pizza parlor doing delivery... or Walmart... things that give you just enough money to survive, but not enough to actually go anywhere or do anything. That's my hometown.
So, the reunion's coming up... and I'm not exactly sure I want to go. First and foremost, I don't have anyone to go with. I don't necessarily mean a boyfriend or a "husband" or any of that... I just mean someone that I actually WANT to talk to. I mean, the high school reunion is basically in invitation to judgement... everyone gets together and decides who's doing better than who, who's doing worse, who's made it out, and who hasn't. This is best exampled by the whole "most successful" competition/crown you hear about commonly done at reunions.
I know in some ways I'm better off, and in some ways I'm not. One could argue that if I could just abandon my own judgements about people, I would probably feel less judged myself, and simply let who I am, what I've done, what I haven't, what I will, etc., stand on their own... and leave judgement to those that need it. (of course, one could also argue that, apparently, I need it :P).
So, the question I pose is, Should I go? Should I go by myself? Why should I go? Why might I not?
You should go because if you don't, you'll probably regret it. Something that comes probably once in ten years isn't that often, so take advantage of it.
|Date:||October 10th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)|| |
Hm, do I regret not going to mine...nope. How about now? nope. And now? nope.
See... and that's the thing I wonder is, will I REALLY regret it? So far, I'm thinking not...
|Date:||October 10th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)|| |
about the only reason that i could think of to go, would be if there is someone(s) that you would like to see that you haven't seen in the last 10 years. if not, i couldn't see a reason to go, other than to show off your cute self. *smirk*
That's one of the issues is, there's not really anyone I would wish to see that I can't otherwise find through classmates.com or even just a web search. No big deal... and I don't think in a room full of str8 people, many would think I'm all that cute. ;)
|Date:||October 10th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)|| |
i'm sure some of the girls would and you never know who might turn out to be gay. :p
personally, i've never gone to any of my high school reunions and don't intend to. nobody there i really care to see.
I chose not to go to my reunion mainly because I was a mess in high school. Is there any purpose in dredging all that up just for the opportunity to see if the cool kids are fat and bald now?
My point precisely... it's a judgement contest to find out who's fatter and who's more successful. Do I need that? not really... I already know the answers to most of my questions in that regard, and honestly don't want to be around those that have worked as deliverers for the pizza hut for the last 10 years. The alternative is to be around those that are more successful than I am... and frankly my own judgement of myself would kick in and I just wouldn't feel that great. So, in both cases, I come out in the negative. Do I want that? ...I'm thinking no...
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