I would like to spend a little bit of time and space of my diary on the following questions:
What is a friend? Whom do you call a friend?
Are friends those people with whom you have been to school, your classmates and school friends?
When you went to school, there were many different people around you. There was a whole school full of people and everybody somehow belonged together because they went to the same school. You knew many of them even by the name but there was also a smaller group, those who were of the same age as you, in the same grade. Of them you knew more names and faces. Then there was your class of whom you knew everybody by name and whom you got to know during your lessons. And there were your friends with whom you spent most of the time.
With these people, classmates and school friends, most people make the experience that friendships last as long as you go to school together. Some of your school friends, or maybe only one, may stay with you for longer, maybe even for a lifetime. When school is over, there are less meetings. You do not see each other anymore each day. Interests are also different, you may realize only now that all you were ever talking about was school and you have nothing else to share with each other. Lives often go apart at this point. Young people have to find their own ways, have to develop and find who they are – and who they want to be with. At some point later in life you may meet these people again, at a reunion, a meeting of former class members, through a social networking site or any coincidence that lets you meet on the street, in a shop or at a seminar. It may just be a short meeting or you can reconnect and find out that you have developed in the same way. Everything is possible, nothing is fixed.
At the bottom line, most of your classmates are not friends for life however some of them can be. It may be only one, it may be two or three. If they stay with you through the whole process of finding your way in life, you can be sure that you have found a real friend. And even one of these is a very big treasure!
I have some more questions in my minds about the topic of friends and I will write more about this in the next days and would love to read your comments, too.