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April 5, 2022

You Can't Make Old Friends

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Something that I’ve been making a point of doing recently is appreciating the depth of people. While a stranger might only be in front of you for a random moment, there is a long history that brought them to that very moment full of celebration, heartbreak, new ideas, mistakes, and meaningful experiences.

That same history lives in our relationships. No one can take away the experiences you shared with others. For me, whether it’s the blood and sweat I shed alongside my soccer brothers on the field, or the late uncertain nights packing boxes in a corner office with my startup colleagues, I've found that relationships develop when you have shared moments. And that’s why this expression rings true: "You can’t make old friends". That title must be earned.

So, yes, invest in new relationships so that you can grow alongside people who will support your future, but also appreciate the role that old friends have served in your life. Maybe life took you down different paths and you grew apart, or you had a falling out, or you aren’t as close as you used to be, I encourage you to reflect on those times to observe the growth you experienced and how those people were a major part of it.

It’s easier said than done, but if you feel like it’ll serve you I have a recommendation. Ask yourself this question - Do you remember an amazing time you had with an old friend? Send them a text or give them a call, I’m sure they’d love to hear from you.

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