I attended a high school reunion and I learned how people do not exactly change after twenty five years.
Some remain high-headed, they still act as if they are the best and popular in school during their teen lives. They do not realize that of the many years passed they no longer the same that students look up to. Everyone has her own lives to lead. They maybe a leader those olden days but everybody now is a leader in her own way.
I really appreciate and thanks God for that … that still others remain humble in ways. During high school days they were the silent types yet intelligent and bright students. They were professionals in their own fields and very successful in life but still do not talk too much.
Others remain single and enjoying freedom, others are widowed and very proud of their children, and others have a family to be proud of. Others remain great mommy to their kids and some stand to be single mom.
I graduated in a private all girls school, and as expected women are fickle minded. Each has different personality to spell. It was so hard to please everybody for the unity, some still are back-fighters, one or two remain negative in organizing, many do not cooperate because they may be ashamed or still not peace to their “enemies” during those younger years. Those in abroad are so willing to come home to attend but unable to, while those in the country are not interested at all. Some withdraw because they cannot adopt themselves to those girls who haven’t change. Up to the last minute there are still small quarrels. You see all girls’ mouth! Even to the dance practices lots of talks and talks against to that and to that … Ah! I thought no end to all these.
As the big day begins. A Holy Mass was attended by the host (that’s us!) of the reunion. The priest Homily was so interesting … its all about CHANGE. And I really digest every word he said, I do not know if my classmates did the same.
A motorcade followed and a brunch was held. The night was the big event. Despite those things we come to experience during the organizing and rehearsals, we made it! The event was successful, our visitors had positive praises.
This happened once in a lifetime celebrating Silver anniversary after High School graduation. A moment you come to realize that characters, personality and attitudes by an individual haven’t change though a minimum percentage really change. I believe only old friends and classmates justify ones changes. We may be change from poor to rich, ugly to beautiful, thin to fat, fat to thin, but never really the person we are.