In case you are Gen Z and have no idea what Friends is all about. Friends is the most successful sitcom of all time having sustained itself for 10 years across 10 seasons. It revolves around the lives of six good-looking Gen-Xer as they navigate through that period of time just before they start their families. Sadly there is no real equivalent for Gen Z, because, in their mid-20s, Gen Z is still living in their parent's basement subscribing to OnlyFans and trading shitcoins to make their first million. Also, any show about six good-looking heterosexual whites adults would induce too much woke rage in society today.
I only have one point to make today about my philosophy of reunions - Reunions are about seeing how old our contemporaries are these days.
I love reunions because I hardly enough of them.
I don't come from the elite schools that find ways to get alumni back for donation drives so I have to wait for someone charismatic to organise one for the cohort by tuning into my secondary school Whatsapp group. I know that I'm not the only person who enjoys this - some of my forever alone friends love stalking the beautiful classmates of their secondary school days and derive a lot of joy at seeing how old and "chui" they are.
Like the cast of Friends, Gen X is longer young and hip. If anyone is successful it would already be obvious when there is a reunion.
So the central theme of every reunion to me is Schadenfreude.
Questions like these abound:
- Did the class scholar end up being forever alone?
- Did the school flower become an auntie?
- What power relationships form between males in a reunion, is the guy with the loudest mouth the wealthiest in the batch?
- Do soccer hooligans stay soccer hooligans? (That would be a yes in my book. )