Back and Forth… a column
March 24, 2017
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Wow Sydney, that was a beautiful tribute to San Diego. I completely agree with you. I really don’t want to leave San Diego either. It has so much to offer, and I’ve seen a lot of people leave and regret it. However, I don’t want to be here forever. I have lived in other parts of the country, and even the world, and there is plenty to experience, either socially or culturally. I do want to travel and explore what not only our country, but our world has to offer. Who knows what the future has in store? Opportunities could take us to places we never would’ve thought of.
That’s what’s crazy about senior year. Everything comes to an end. This year alone I have met so many new people and become closer with a lot of people from my earlier years of high school. So, it’s disappointing when it all comes to an end. The people we see everyday and tell everything to may move 500 miles away for all we know, and the people we just became close with may stay nearby. Our entire world is about to change in three months.
It’s weird to imagine my life without these people. In ten years, I picture myself still being friends with the people I’m friends with now, but there’s no way to tell if that’s going to happen. Most people at UC have known each other since kindergarten or elementary school, but I’ve only been here since sophomore year. That’s three years compared to twelve years.
Of course, the time you’ve been friends with someone doesn’t determine if your friendship will last. People say (I don’t know who they are, or why they are credible) that if you’ve been friends with someone for seven years, you’ll be friends for life. However, I’ve witnessed many people who have been friends for seven years stop being friends over something little. So there’s no saying how long a friendship can last. It’s weird to imagine one day waking up and not being friends with someone you’ve talked to every day for seven years.
So how do we keep our friendships going? How do you successfully have lifetime friends? I’m so envious of adults who are best friends with people that they’ve known since kindergarten. I will never have that since I’ve moved so many times, but I hope one day I can tell my kids that I’ve known my best friend since high school.
What do you think Sydney? Do you think you’ll stay close with the people from high school? What do you think about the seven years theory?