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Old 11-09-04, 12:42 PM
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I have noticed that the older I get, the more friends I seem to lose. Mostly the friendship "expires", as in becomes obscure, or ends in some violent disagreement. Either way, I have also noticed, the more friends that I lose, the happier I have become. This I feel is most likely due to the fact that I have nothing in common, except partying, with everyone who I was hanging out with. I just can't wait until next school year when i am living by myself, because that will mean the expiration of another "friendship", the one with my roomate (not much of one, really. He tried to make me buy my own dishwashing powder when he bought two for himself). But, my REAL friends, the ones I have had since high school, still and will always remain, mostly because we are all very hard to get along with. Just a simple observation.
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Old 11-09-04, 01:03 PM
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I made this realization years ago. The friends you make when you are younger will always be the closest. I can NOT talk to my buds from highschool, our lives move on completely, when we get back together through some freak circumstances, its just like old times. Ironically they are also the most stubborn, the most likely to disagree and the most motivational of the bunch. By motivation, we can play sports, sit in a room and debate or have coffee and automatically push ourselves without even knowing it. Its an amazing thing, and something I truly miss since leaving the east coast. I have found friends, but not like those (I find the partying thing too but thats expected in this town, everyone has 100 people they 'chill' with but very few friends especially in a transient town like this)
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Old 11-09-04, 11:40 PM
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My circle of friends has diminished over the years, too. Currently, my only close friend is my wife. Another thing I've noticed about friendships is that some people who were only acquaintances in HS are now very good friends.

Thinking back on the groups of friends I had at different times, I'm only really still friends with one per group.
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Old 11-10-04, 12:04 AM
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I agree, the friends that you have made early in life, are the closer ones. Strange isn't it?
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Old 11-10-04, 01:26 PM
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The one thing I have noticed about good old high school Friends that I haven't seen in years is they recognize you in an instance. They are like "whats going on man" I almost didn't recognize you. You are looking fit where did that stomach go. I always come back with where did your huge stomach come from? They laugh an we have good conversation about the old times. These are my true friends!

Their was a time about a year ago. I had the opportunity to pay back some of the ridicule I took in school. This female used to pick on me all the time, about my pizza face and how fat I was and wouldn't give me the time of day. (she was a hottie back in the days.)

Years later I'm at a bar she comes over and starts to talk to me.What?


I know you, your Johnny from high school. You are looking good with all that weight you lost

I say yea.

She says aren't you going to buy me a drink? so we can talk about old times!

I say I think not because your stomach and a$$ is bigger than mine was back in 1986. She just stormed off.

Sorry I just had let that out.
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Old 11-10-04, 01:49 PM
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Don't get me started on those kind of girls from HS. I see two of them here at BGSU, and both of them walk by and literally turn their noses up when the see me. The thing is, they're both Abercrombie barbie wanna-bes and I am someone who wears ripped jeans(mostly chainring rips) and faded T-shirts that I have had since high school(and junior high in some cases). Just two totally different worlds.
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Old 11-10-04, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by blue_neon
I agree, the friends that you have made early in life, are the closer ones. Strange isn't it?
Its almost as though you've known them longer than anyone else?
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Old 11-10-04, 07:25 PM
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Trekkie, I know exactly what you mean. Expecially after graduating college, everyone gets on with their own life. You can really tell who you were friends with because you were just in the same environment, and who's around because they really care.
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Old 11-10-04, 08:49 PM
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The older I get, the less friends I make. Weird. When I was younger and more naive, I was pretty flaky and irresponsible, on top of being a skinny nerd. At that time, I had all kinds of friends. To this day, some of them remain my best friends.

Now, I am much more responsible. I am doing well in my career, I am aging well, I'm no longer a skinny nerd, and I consider myself an adult with a sense of humor. But I don't get invited over for dinner, bar-b-ques, and today, half of my workcenter was invited to this guy's housewarming party, and I wasn't on the list. I thought me and the guy were buds, apparently not. Then I told myself that I'm too old to get emotionally hurt over such things. I know that I'm not going to lose any sleep over it, but it did bother me for about 5 minutes.

Enjoy youth while you can, because when you get older, people don't want to be your friend.
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