more on me and friends

matt haughey linked to this entry about how libraries can serve people but what interested me was the quote he pulled out: “the most important information in my daily life is, simply, what are my friends doing?”

what fascinates me about the quote is that for me, it’s simply not true. i’m not even sure i can wrap my head around what it would mean for it to be true.

obviously, friends is a topic that has been on my mind recently. what brought it to the surface was going through a box of some of my old stuff and running across pictures of my best friend from elementary school, who moved away between fifth and sixth grade (or about then). as far as i can figure, i think that is the last time i had a mutual best friend. more than twenty years ago. yikes.

my oldest friends at this point are people i worked with at knowledge adventure (about a decade ago!). that is, those are the oldest friends i have any sort of regular contact with.

» friends, personal
« october 6, 2005 2:24pmletterman »


i think friends is a term used way too often/loosely.

» arvind » october 6, 2005 3:06pm

Neat, I like playing with these new text boxes.

Introverts care about quality of what they do. They don't want to see a crappy movie just because their friends are going. Extroverts care more about being around people, even if what they're doing sucks. Then there are those funny activities, like parties, which are more fun with people than without. :)

» geoff » october 9, 2005 11:54am

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