I had a student this week who mentioned her 10-year reunion was approaching. Was asked if I went to mine. Nope. No reunions, no proms, no formal dances. No grad party. "Did you do college commencement at least?" Nope. Not USC, not CSUF, and not UMN. "Wow. Don't you have any friends?" Not sure the two are connected… I'm just not into traditions, I suppose.
I guess I should feel left out or something. But, I have a wonderful wife, my cats, and a good life. Not having to please anyone, I've found that the friends I do have are pretty amazing.
No, I never did (or will) fit in with social events. People who know me understand.