Friends we used to know

Yesterday, I talked about the good old days, and had a nice blast from the Numa past. Here is some wisdom form Andy Bernard.

I had a great conversation with a friend from high school the other day. Friends have a tendency to drift apart. This is not necessarily an evil thing, or even intentional. It just happens. We move. We get married. We make different career choices. We make different lifestyle choices. We just drift apart. There is a great column, called, “Advice, like youth, probably wasted on the Young.” In this column sits a few lines:

Understand that friends come and go,
but with a precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get,the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

I am now finding this to be true. Who are your precious friends to whom you need to hold on? Who are those friends you knew when you were younger with whom you should reconnect.

We live in a wonderful age of social media and connection. You can find friends more quickly than at any other time. Let’s not waste this technology on rants about some pet peeve of which you are pretentious enough to think others should care. Let’s also not merely share silly videos and things that matter little.

So connect with an old friend. Call, text, facebook, or tweet. Just connect.

It was nice to talk to my friend. I bet you will feel the same.


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