Refuse to be Passive

The road to hell…

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Anyone who has lived life knows how that phrase ends. The road to hell is paved with good intentions! I have great intentions much of the time, but have issues with follow-through. I intend to get my course work done on time; I intend to write a letter to my grandparents; I intend to send a cheque to a friend that I owe $13 to, but as of yet haven’t gotten around to it; I intend to maintain my friendships.
It’s the last one that’s really got me going today. I’m actually pretty good at maintaining friendships with those who live in the same city as me. Long distance is another story. Not only is it another story, but it’s another story for another post. This post is about a friend in my city.
I have a tendency of meeting really cool people, becoming friends with them, and then having the rest of the world discover how great they are. From that point forward, my friends have little time for me. This is true for all but a select few of my friends and I’ve come to conclude that it’s just part of life.
Although it’s part of life, another thing I dread is when my single friends start dating. This isn’t so much because I feel like a failure because they have a significant other and I don’t (although sometimes, maybe), rather it’s the fact that you go from seeing them once or twice a week to once or twice a month. That I resent. Maybe I’m failing to be gracious and just need to give the novelty time to wear off, but until that happens it’s annoying.
Along the same lines, people should never say stuff like, “We’ll never stop hanging out” or “You’ll never loose me as a friend.” It is a select few that we will keep as lifelong friends. Some will be a flash in the pan, some a few years, others decades, and then, the limited few and true lifelong friends. Life changes, embrace it. I suppose I just need to recognize that there are many fantastic people in the world– if I lose one I can pick up another.

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