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Old 08-21-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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I don't understand what the point is, unless you are one of those (very) few people who peaked in high school and thought it was the time of your life, why would you bother going? I'm sure most people had the times of there lives after high school. What i'm saying is, high school really is not that significant.
Furthermore, most of us have kept in contact with the people from high school that we wanted to keep in contact with. Thanks to social networking sites, its easy to find old friends and keep in touch. That being said, if you went to your high school reunion, who exactly are you going there to see? Apparently your former classmates that you weren't friends with because you had nothing in common with them back then, and probably don't now either. So again, what's the point?

It seems to serve as an annual judge and compare competition, to see who's got the best job, who got fat, who's a loser....etc. I mean what else would you talk about? what else is the point of seeing all your classmates you never liked?
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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To meet up with people you haven't seen much of since high school.

To serve as an annual judge and compare competition, to see who's got the best job, who got fat, who's a loser....etc
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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This has been discussed repeatedly on City-Data. Try searching for "class reunions" for many differing points of view in all those other threads.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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To meet up with people you haven't seen much of since high school.

To serve as an annual judge and compare competition, to see who's got the best job, who got fat, who's a loser....etc
This. Thanks to Facebook I know what 90% of my classmates look like, what they do, who they're married to, how many kids they have, etc. No point in going to the reunion!
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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MOST people enjoyed high school. I did. That does not mean it was the best time of my life.

Facebook is not a substitute for real life conversation. I guess some think how many kids, who the wife is, and where they work is conversation. Being with a group of people you haven't seen in 10 years is enjoyable for MOST people.

Every time a reunion thread is on CD the social misfits show up. MOST people have fond memories of high school. MOST people were not bullied. MOST people did not move 3 times in those 4 years.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I went to my reunion because I thought it would be fun to see classmates who I hadn't seen in ten years. Turns out it was fun.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The look of satisfaction you get when you see that popular bully is now a fat loser...

lol just kidding

Should be obvious. Just to see what happened to everyone? Why is this even a question? I'm not going to mine, btw.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I went to our reunions for a lot of reasons. I like to go home, and always hope to run into someone from high school.

I always hope to see certain people, although many of them don't show up. However, I made friends with a couple of people that I rarely spoke to in school.

And, sure, it's interesting to observe how people have changed. And I'll admit that it gave me some sinister pleasure to see a few of the snobby witches age hard. But it also warmed my heart to see how most of the plain ones back then improved and became attractive. So, for me, reunions are a way to hopefully see people you liked at once, and observe how karma can slap you or reward you.

I've stopped going, though. Fewer and fewer people were going, and it just wasn't the same after a while.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:08 AM
 
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MOST people enjoyed high school. I did. That does not mean it was the best time of my life.

Facebook is not a substitute for real life conversation. I guess some think how many kids, who the wife is, and where they work is conversation. Being with a group of people you haven't seen in 10 years is enjoyable for MOST people.

Every time a reunion thread is on CD the social misfits show up. MOST people have fond memories of high school. MOST people were not bullied. MOST people did not move 3 times in those 4 years.

Absolutely agree. Facebook is not a suitable replacement for human interaction. High school is only four years of a life, but for MANY, they were lasting and impressionable memories.
I am so glad I attended mine.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I went to one and one was enough.
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