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Highschool as fail-safe zone
as reply to Friendship
2021-01-10 17:40:04

Composition of my friendships match yours. Funny for me is that I probably would've never become close with my university friends had we met in high school instead.

Like you wrote, high school was a different environment. Funny and kind of sarcastic to a fault often. But it sort of allowed for this safe-fail zone. You could do your outrageous life stunt/phases, be a total ass, only to arrive at college and have more or less a fresh start. 

Another common pitfall of high school were the friends you make not because of a chemistry but because you wanted something from them, or they from you.

Because all of my university friends and I showed up to college, fresh, after having learned such lessons from high school, I think we were much more considerate, discerning, and more importantly -- after having gone through  rodeos of fake friendships -- finally aware and willing to take action on how important real friends are.
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2021-01-10 18:08:06
I wasted my college days on academics and sadly do not have bonds of friendships from that era that you speak of.
2021-01-10 18:38:54
But you must have spent some time talking with people. Working on a group project together? A roommate? A classmate you liked chatting in between classes?

Often times people who were't close at the time can feel close when you meet them again today.
2021-01-10 18:50:23
abrahamKim
 Not really other than the roommate I had for 3.5 years. We lost touch some years back, but if I did see him again, yes we'd connect easily again. No one else comes to mind.
2021-01-10 20:30:11