I don’t know why most of the time when catching up with old friends, will turn out to be like showing off to each other. “I just bought a new car!”, “I just got increment/bonus”, “My kids are so smart in studies”.. blah blah blah..
Maybe because we are so happy to meet each other, therefore we only want to talk about the happy stuff? Or maybe we scared our friends will look down on us? Or we simply just like to show off?
As for me, meeting up with friends mostly is to talk about the olden days. If you think your friends will look down on you if you are not doing so well, then this friend of yours most probably is not your friend.
So, just be yourself! Be sincere!