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i do not want to go to mine because all of my high school years were all terrible :$ a lot of people did not like me and im going to be very nervous, espcially when they call me name and i have to walk across the stage and literally thousands pair of eyes are on me:afr. i dont think i can do it. Today was the last day to paid the dues as well and i havent paid it, dont know if i will regret it but i think its to terrifying. :|
 

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I went to both my high school and college graduations. Of course, I was always the quiet, meek, invisible kid. So when my name was called, both times, there was no cheering from the crowd. Really stinks when you hear the name of a certain kid and the whole stadium erupts in cheers for that person and you get nothing. It makes for such an awkward walk that you want to get out of the way as quickly as possible and sit back the hell down!
 

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Yes I did surprisingly, and I hated every moment of it lol. If you don't want to do it, at least do it for your parents if they want to see you graduate.
 

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When I was younger, I remember hearing/reading/something a story about a girl who had gotten appendicitis and missed her graduation. I remember thinking to myself 'man, I hope something like that happens to me so I can get out of mine'. Of course, that was a stupid thing to think, I'm not even sure why I thought it would be better in the long run. (one night of anxiety versus a real medical concern? seriously, me?)

To answer the question, I did go. Alone. I was one of like two people that didn't have a date? I remember a girl in my class offering me the use of her boyfriend for pictures and such. (super awkward) It was long, and I remember my anxiety spiking during a few moments, but the family was all there and I guess they would've been disappointed if I hadn't gone. (also, I had really bossy friends who would've dragged me there anyway)

I got a corsage from my family and friends, so I was the awkward girl with a bunch of flowers all over. It was actually surprising to see how many people knew me when they did call my name. I just sort of associated myself as this quiet girl that most people didn't know, but I did get some of the louder applause. I even stayed all night for the after-grad, which was also pretty fun. (I skipped the dance, though, went home to eat/change and came back) All in all, it was worth it!
 

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Yup. All I remember is hugging one of my favorite teachers when picking up my diploma after the ceremony, and then booking it with my best friend without saying goodbye to or taking pictures with anyone. :lol
 

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Yes, It was awful. I lucked out though, 5 minutes before it started I thought I was going to be the only person walking alone, but another kid needed a partner too. Was so relieving, I was about to leave but 10-15 people from my family were there.

Afterwards I told my parents I was going to project graduating but instead I sat in my car in the parking lot of a subway and listened to music. Ugh. Good times...

So glad high school is over.
 

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No i haven't theres was no reason for me to,so i didn't go.
 

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I went to my high school graduation which was fine. I graduate college this May and I secretly really don't want to go. Like I really don't want to go for reasons I won't mention. My parents would never let me not go though. If I told them I didn't want to go they would have an absolute fit. They would probably ask why I don't want to go and I refuse to tell them. I'm trapped.
 

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No, I dropped out in 10th grade. I did graduate college three times never went to a graduation.
 

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It was okay because at that time I didn't have SA yet, just shyness. It was also okay because my friend and I went to go smoke afterwards hehe. I know I wouldn't be able to go on with the graduation ceremony if my 18 year old self was like how I am now.
 

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we don't have graduations over here as im aware of anyway, we have prom though which i didn't go to because i never had any friends at school cos i didn't fit in due to me being an absolute retard.

quite a few people said i was 'silly' for not going but i always would say to them something like have you seen the state of me?

it would of been a memory to look back on people have said, but who'd wanna see my ****ing idiotic deformed face anyway.
 

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Yes, I even had to speech there. :eek It was one of the rare moments I was really feeling comfortable though, so I managed rather well. Ah, the memories... :sigh
 

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Yes, and I have pictures to prove it. I even had a party of graduation.

But didn't attend college graduation. Was dead.
 

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my buddies and i got dressed, drove to it. noticed there was a casino right next door... went to the casino.
 

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i skipped it. and the party afterwards. my mom was sad about this and i was kind of ashamed. thankfully my grandma had died the year earlier - i had been anxious about what would happen with graduation for a for a few years, knowing i wouldn't want to go but that i might be forced because my grandma would be coming (i also had a nearby cousin who would be graduating at the same time as me ) - so it turned out to be easier for me to get out of.

i did recently have to fend off a comment from a family friend about why she wasn't invited to my graduation though. i didn't know what to say but i knew i couldn't say that i didn't actually go, so i shrugged and gave no answer (and felt uncomfortable). she took pity on me for having put me in an odd social spot which i apparently couldn't handle, and backed off.
 

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No, I thought high school sucked horrbly, so I got my GED.
 
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