I spent the weekend
at a high school reunion. There are multiple psychological essays written on
why people attend reunions and also the people that attend them. For me,
it was not that complex. These were classmates. They were involved
in the shaping of my personality. (So I blame them)
There are some of my classmates that have done very well in careers and financial achievements. Others had their achievements in family, service, and other areas. But all were comfortable with their lives. There was no envy. (Well, I admit being envious of the red Corvette that was parked at our two events this weekend.)
It wasn't Pleasantville - several of our classmates are no longer with us. One dear friend is suffering from a brain tumor and it rends my heart to watch her. Out of high school none of us would have selected the path we eventually journeyed.
Many of us are not done or even complacent. Many talked of 2nd careers and goals. There wasn't angst.
Mmm. What did I learn from this weekend? That I somewhere became comfortable with myself and didn't realize it. That is a pretty good reason to attend a high school reunion.