Well, I have just been wondering about making new friends as we get older. I find it pretty hard. Or may be hard is not the right word. In that case, I don’t really know which word to use. But, it is not the same as when I was in my teens.
I find that I’m more choosy or just not willing. Don’t get me wrong. I can talk comfortably with just anyone, even have a nice conversation. And I absolutely don’t mind meeting new people at all. But it is difficult to take them in quickly, as it was the case some years ago…
And I am wondering if it is related with age? Like, when you are still just a student, you look for these people you can trust and feel good with and you try to keep them for life. You have found a comfort zone and you don’t want to go beyond that? Because these people have been with you through thick and thin already. What more can you ask for?
Or are the new encounters just fleeting ones? Like, you think to yourself, that it is just not worth it? Tomorrow, you ain’t going to meet that person again, so why bother? If you were younger, perhaps you would have asked for that person’s IM or phone number? Now, it doesn’t matter.
Taking an instant liking to someone or having a strong urge to make someone your friend, I think, it fades with time. You become more cautious. I’m not sure. I’m still thinking. Maybe, it is not the general case. Maybe it is just me. *-*