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    Let's talk a bit about friendships

    Most of us have had at least few friends in school years ago, even if we weren't that popular to begin with. But how many of those friends do we still keep in touch with? I mean, I live about 5000 miles away from where I lived when I went to school, so that's bound to make some changes happen, right? And it sure has.

    Out of all the old friends, I only keep in touch more or less regularly with three, and only one of them I see annually. The other two are more like Internet friends nowadays.

    So how about you? Do you still keep in touch with your childhood friends?

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    Once in a blue moon I still manage to keep in touch with my offline friends from middle school. Usually it's through facebook now, and occasional letters or phone calls. I still like to reminisce with this one who I had to drive nuts throughout our school lives thanks to my inability to keep track of time well. Every hour she was asked by me what day of the week it was. Every. Hour. And she still stuck with me [which is amazing since she had me in every class throughout our time at the same schools xD]

    I always lived far away from my high schools in general. One was a 40-60 minute drive on the parkway to get there, some were closer. I went to three high schools, mind you, due to special education needs [and then never finished oops]. In my public school I had the same friends as middle school, but from the others, I'm still friendly with a few people. My best friends are honestly from the first specialized school I went to that was that hour away. We don't actually hang out much offline except once or twice a year, but hey...We chat a lot. And it's awesome.

    In regards to childhood friend though...If it counts, my 'big sister' from a specialized program for kids who needed more role models called the Big Brother/Big Sister program and I are still friends even though we're no longer part of the program. She's known me since I was ten. We still hang out every couple of months and chat on the phone sometimes. Most of my other friends from that time aren't people I can chat with much, but...She's still there.

    So I guess all in all, I have more friends than I think I do xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agamemnon View Post
    Most of us have had at least few friends in school years ago, even if we weren't that popular to begin with. But how many of those friends do we still keep in touch with? I mean, I live about 5000 miles away from where I lived when I went to school, so that's bound to make some changes happen, right? And it sure has.

    Out of all the old friends, I only keep in touch more or less regularly with three, and only one of them I see annually. The other two are more like Internet friends nowadays.

    So how about you? Do you still keep in touch with your childhood friends?
    I don't keep in touch with any childhood friends. I live in the same hometown and I don't even run into them around town. I think most of them must have moved away. What I do not understand is that I have never even been alerted to a reunion. Its been 20 years and since I have searched my own name online, I am definitely not hard to find. I would not attend anyway, but it is weird how easy we can lose touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoko Mogami View Post
    I don't keep in touch with any childhood friends. I live in the same hometown and I don't even run into them around town. I think most of them must have moved away. What I do not understand is that I have never even been alerted to a reunion. Its been 20 years and since I have searched my own name online, I am definitely not hard to find. I would not attend anyway, but it is weird how easy we can lose touch.
    I recall that my class decided on the reunion date (can't recall the slightest when tat was, coudl've actually even be this very year!) before graduation, but I never cared that much to even note it down. I just knew I wouldn't be attending it anyway, so why bother?

    Funnily enough, I had an old high school crush of mine add me on Facebook couple months ago, and while I don't usually add even people I know, I thought might've been fun to chat a little. I was ready for her trying to sell something to me, or recruit me to some pyramid scheme (that's how these things usually go, right?) but that didn't happen. Maybe I'm just a bit too pessimistic about things like that.

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    I`m not really keeping in touch with my childhood friends anymore. They all moved on, finished college, got married, etc. But I think true friendship really exists and it comes very rare and far between. I`m 32 years old, and in all this time I can say that I have only 2 best friends. Real friendship is very rare, sadly.

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    I've had one friend that I met when I was 4 or 5 that I'm still good friends with today. We are more like brothers in that we are there for each other but still rub each other the wrong way sometimes. :p We even went to high school and college together. Other than him, I don't keep in contact with too many of my old school peeps. Some from high school but none from earlier or college. :p My best friend though is my wife who I met over the internet of all places. Even if the internet makes it where you may never leave your computer to hang out with real friends anymore, you still can make life long ones from the internet. :p Just look out for scammers... <_<

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    I've lost contact with many of my friends and I oddly don't feel too bad about it. Then again, I'm kind of aloof and I find talking for long periods of time to be draining on me. Besides, I tend to do better chatting online and on boards far better than dealing with people face to face. I'm not anti social, but a serious introvert that takes a while to warm up to people that aren't my family or those I knew for a long time.

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    I lost contact with EVERYONE I ever knew during my childhood, and it couldn't be helped. Some moved outside the country, others to very far places. I just wish Facebook was a thing back then. Even though I can probably find them by their names on facebook nowadays, a lot of people don't use their real photos or names so it can be very hard to find someone unless facebook suggests them to you by similar info or something like that and you decide to ask them, or if you know their emails beforehand, even email wasn't a thing children had back then. I was one of the few in my class in 4th grade who had an email and an interest in computers and MSN Messenger (good lord, the memories). I got my best friend into it and we sort of just got into a routine. We'd agreed to go online at certain times everyday and play some online billiards or chess (using gamezer, idk if that site is still online, would be nice if it were) or just chat for hours. But I lost that email and all the contacts on it so it's not use trying to find his email anymore.

    Even excluding my childhood friends, I don't really have that many anymore. My best friend currently is someone I met through online games, and we live 10,000 KM away form each other, but that's about it for friends. Others are just acquaintances or classmates I don't really get too close to. I'm too much of an introvert as well, once I find one or two people to get close to, I feel overwhelmed when making more connections, it feels tiring and energy draining especially if they were extroverts.

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    I still keep in touch with 2 of my 4 best friends. The ones I keep in touch with are either unemployed or not attending college. I feel like I might lose contact with them when they move away from college however. Our lives are constantly changing after all.

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    I didn't have a ton of friends as a kid, but I don't talk to many of them now either. A couple of my friends from childhood I have on Facebook, and we have a few comments exchanges every so often. Most of my friends from when I was a teenager are also on Facebook and I talk to them on and off. A lot of my friends either are busy with work or college, or have moved away. I recently had a good friend move out to California, and a couple others move up to New York. So the chance of ever seeing them again in person is slim to none. Funny thing though, I actually ended up working at the same place as one of my childhood friends this summer. It was kinda awkward (We actually had a huge fallout. I couldn't hang out one day, and she wouldn't leave me alone and kept calling my house like every 10 minutes even though I said I was busy, so my mom literally screamed into the phone "NEVER CALL HERE AGAIN" after like the 15th time of her calling. And then we never talked again, and that was at least 10 years ago) but now we're kinda on friendly terms. Not "friends" by any stretch, but friendly. But my one close friend (who actually annoys the crap out of me whoops) who I met when I was 13, I only see about once a month, or once every several months.

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