How do you feel when you see people from highschool?

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    Oct 03, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    I find it funny that most of the guys who made fun of me, now try to hit m up on the downlow, (one who has come out even apologized:shockicon_smile.gifthe pretty girls' looks have faded and are carrying multiple kids on their hip, the jocks are in no way headed to the pros and for my graduating class..all the "loners, losers and social rejects have adapted and are wildly successfull. My graduating class was...dysfunctional to say the least. Oh yeah, saw one guy on Jersey shore haha

    Not to be petty, but probably not going to my reunion...just wasn't that close to that many people.

    This is more for the younger generation who has graduated in the last ten years, but if you still remember...when you run into people...are you happy to see them? Everybody for some reason remembers me as their best friend, which is ironic as I kept to myself..I'm pretty much indifferent and not nostalgic. Guess it depends on your highschool experience..
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    Oct 03, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    I feel good when I run into people from high school... I look good, I usually hear I don't look my age and compared to most of them I'm in decent shape. I've lived abroad, achieved some things that I'm proud of. I feel that I'm still shaping my life and pursuing new goals.

    I'm still actually very close friends with one of my best friends from high school/university and in touch with others on Facebook, even though it's been *shock horror* just over twenty years.
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    Oct 03, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    My high school reunion is saturday. I am not going. Part of me is curious. But its not worth flying cross country for.
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    Oct 03, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    I hated high school and will consciously avoid walking in to them. I just have nothing to say to them. The people I have seen have all grown old, fat and tired looking.
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    Oct 03, 2011 2:19 PM GMT
    Im really happy to run into people from high school... I changed so much.. Im quiet in shape now, was not the case in the past... I was totaly focusing on sudying, now I have my master degree and I look and feel great! And When I see the perfect looking guy from high school, getting fat and jobless, makes me feel like I did the right choices!!!
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    Oct 03, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    I was socially awkward in high school but I have no qualms in meeting with people now. Some I'm sure are quite successful and some...Well I dunno... lol

    In any case we each have our lives to lead so you can be too judgmental on others.
  • davidnta

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    Oct 03, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    I was curious about going to mine during the summer, but decided against it. I was too busy with school/work, and I didn't want to drive 5 hours for just an event.

    However, I did look at pictures of the popular kids and some of them turned out all right, and others not so much.

    What I'm mildly shocked at is that a health majority of them have children. It feels weird being one of the few not to have any, but at the same time, I have too much right now to be thinking about them.
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    Oct 03, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    Actually, I graduated from a small-town high school and with only 50 of us in our graduating class...we were actually close. I still see atleast 3 or 4 of my hs friends on a regular basis. 2 of them are still some of my really good friends. I got along with everyone so, it's not a negative thing to run into old hs people.
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    undefined saidGuess it depends on your highschool experience..


    It certainly does.

    I was involved in a school-wide scandal, through no fault of my own. A male English teacher developed a crush on me in my junior year. It wasn't pretty. Culminated in him trying to kill himself in the English office. Though he never layed a hand on me (he wanted to), my parents thought it was this experience that "made me gay". icon_rolleyes.gif

    "CLASS OF '78 IS GREAT!"

    Ugh.

    High school taught me to leave the past in the past. I cut all connections with everyone, and don't regret it. Reunions are out of the question.

    I'm still in the area and occasionally cross paths with fellow students. It's cordial, even pleasant. Sometimes I see an old name submit a friend request on FB, but I ignore it.

    It took a while, but I eventually learned how to let go of the past and keep my sights forward. A useful skill that has served me well.icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    Fuck em
  • Midas426

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    Oct 03, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    I really didn't get along with a lot of the kids in my class. I would've actually liked to have gone to a twenty year reunion but I never received notice if it happened. It would've been great to see how everyone looked considering that I've kept myself in pretty decent shape. But since I don't care for them anyway, it doesn't really matter.
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    I don't keep in touch with most of my high school classmates---I was the geeky kid in class and now when I see some of those jocks, I feel some malicious glee at how badly they have let themselves go. Now I'm the in-shape jock and it's really ironic. Also, I have little in common with most of my class. Some of them are stuck in their high school glory days ( especially the jocks) and most have morphed into typical middle America lives and careers. Mostly, I would say I find them boring as hell
  • JP85257

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    Oct 03, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    I dont really keep in touch with anyone I went to school with except a select few. The rest of them are all white trash.
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    I feel great because they all aged and I look 10 years younger than a lot of them.
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    I went to school in a Colorado mountain town so my high school experience was anything but normal.

    The biggest thing I remember from high school was a huge disparity in wealth. Some of my peers inherited their dad's Audis and Beamers when they turned 16. Some of my peers were lucky to get a new pair of shoes when they turned 16.

    There is also something called the Colorado paradox- we have one of the worst high school dropout rates in the nation, but we have the highest % of population with master's and PhDs. This was especially true for my high school. Nearly half of my freshman class dropped out by senior year, myself included. Almost everyone I know who dropped out also finished college.

    This being Colorado, there were LOTS of drugs, everywhere. Some of us had fun and knew what not to do and when enough was enough. The ones who got really hooked on hittin and boozin obviously never got their shit together and they are still in town. It's really sad to see them. I know a lot of people back home who will be lucky to see 40 years old.

    The rest of us who kept our shit together were gradually forced out of our home town by the cost of living and outrageous resort-style development. In my home town the average cost for a home this year is still around $400k, but the average gross per capita income (before taxes) is $28k/year.

    Ergo:

    My best friends from high school who I love and still hang out with are mostly up here in the Denver metro/Front Range. Some made it out to Phoenix, Vegas, and the Pacific NW. These days I do my best to avoid Durango and the people who are stuck there. When I go home to visit (a rural area way outside of Durango) I still love it there, but most people my age no longer live there.
  • DanOmatic

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    Oct 03, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    runningstud saidI don't keep in touch with most of my high school classmates---I was the geeky kid in class and now when I see some of those jocks, I feel some malicious glee at how badly they have let themselves go. Now I'm the in-shape jock and it's really ironic. Also, I have little in common with most of my class. Some of them are stuck in their high school glory days ( especially the jocks) and most have morphed into typical middle America lives and careers. Mostly, I would say I find them boring as hell


    I'm similar to Runningstud in some respects. Though I wasn't a geeky kid and was pretty well-liked in high school, it was pretty clear to me that high school was a necessary evil to be endured until I could get away. For the most part, when I think about the people I went to high school I usually feel a little depressed because so few of them ever moved away or experienced anything else and are still sort of stuck in the same circles they ran in as teenagers. Most of them are obese, and like Runningstud said, boring as hell. I'd venture to add that many, if not most, are leading desperate lives within very narrow confines--intellectually, economically and socially.
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    High School was hell. No reminders, plz.
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    How do you feel when you see people from highschool?

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    Oct 03, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    I moved back and live near my old HS. I never attended any reunions because I just wasn't interested. I was quiet and very shy and picked on until 10th grade when I shot up to 6'4" was then left alone. I have people stop me all the time to say they knew someone in HS that looked just like me, but of course it couldn't be me because I am not that old. LOL, I love it when I tell them it is really me. I look at them and have NO CLUE who they are because as a previous poster put it - they don't look anything like they did in HS.
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    great considering they r all fat and lazy and i am still playing footballicon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_wink.gificon_twisted.gif

    i mean i talk to alot of them still and go home and we hang out but i just laugh inside since considering i was always the small one. we had a big class and for being a big as it was i talk to alot of my former teammates that r still great friends and lost a couple onseas.
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    I laugh at all the ex popular bitches who found the weight I lost and then some icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    I don't know. I live almost 6 hours away from where I went to HS and the closest people to me are in NYC, which the odds of seeing someone I know there are slim to none.

    I can't wait for my 10 year reunion. As far as I've heard, 99% of the people from my class never left town and are doing absolutely nothing with their lives.

    I just want to gloat and rub my success in their faces.
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    People really don't change so I was recently disappointed in a friend's reaction in meeting me again at a luau fund raiser. It sort of is a continuation of the last time you saw them 20, 30 years ago...and I hated high school.
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    When I see someone I went to high school with I usually say hi. I still live in the same city that I graduated high school from, and most of my classmates are still around too, so it's not really a big deal.

    I chose not to attend my 5 year and 10 year reunions probably because I already see a lot of people I went to high school with around town. Also, my closest group of friends are all people from high school. We see each often and have been friends for 15+ years now. If I want to get the low-down on someone from our class, one of my friends usually knows.

    My boyfriend can't believe that I'm still so close with people from high school. It just happened that way I guess. He, on the other hand, has not kept in touch with one person from high school. His group of friends are people he met later on in his 20's. Everyone's different!
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    Oct 03, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    There's only one friend from high school that I've been in contact with over the years. About six years ago, he went to seminary to become an Episcopal priest, and unfortunately, he sided with the conservative, anti-gay side of the Episcopal schism. Our last conversation may have been our last ever.