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Photo: Joseph Sohm (Shutterstock) Receiving an invitation to your high school class reunion can be emotionally complex, to say the least. Here is proof that you are aging (and quickly!), as well as a solicitation to go socialize with other aging folk with whom you may or may not have gotten along when you were younger. You might feel worried about what they’ll think of you, stressed about having to travel back home to attend, or—if you stuck around after graduation and still hang out with your hometown pals—bored by the idea. But if you’ve shunned those reunions in the past, you should go to the next one. Here’s why. Reunions are not that scary The 1997 classic known as Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion made class reunions look terrifying, but also kind of fashionable. Neither is really accurate, although you can certainly dress up if you want to flex a little. Other than that, these things are pretty casual—but you might still have some anxiety. Consider this: In high school, I was voted to be in charge of planning my class’ 10-year reunion. That tracked with my personality at the time, as I was obsessed with being successful in extracurriculars and generally being a pretentious brown-noser. Nine or so years later, when it hit me I had to plan out an event in my hometown, half a country away, I was not pleased; I’d lost the overachieving sensibility that drove me as a teen, at least when […]