Jaelle n'ha Gilla (jaelle_n_gilla) wrote in thequestionclub,
Jaelle n'ha Gilla

How perception changes

I went to a school reunion last week (25 years) and it's been almost 20 years since I'd seen most of them. Some people I hardly recognized any more, some instantly. One guy especially. We'd been dating in highschool, he was my first real love. I thought he was SOOOO handsome back then. And when I saw him like 5 years after highschool, I still found him attractive. Now, 25 years later, he's still lean and muscular (so he did better than most of us) but all of a sudden I saw how ugly his face is. He has and always had a hanging eyelid, he's got no chin at all, and, yeah, he's totally ugly.

Did I really need 25 years to get over that guy to see what I didn't see in highschool?

Do you have stories about people you hadn't seen for ages and then saw all the things, good and bad, that you hadn't realized before?
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