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Conflicted

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I can't say that I had many friends in high school. There were a few of us who hung out togeterh, but over all I was not part of the "in" crowd or any crowd for that matter. Like I said a few of us hung out together.

So, fast forward many years. Now, there are all these people from high school who want to be my friends (on FB). Some of the folks were ok, but do I really need to follow them on Facebook as they tell me about what they did today and what their kid is doing? I haven't talked or seen them in more than 30 years.

The folks I want to keep up with and enjoy hearing about their kids and their days are the ones who are in my heart today. They are the people I call friend. They are the ones who come to me with open arms to offer hugs. They are not the folks who chose to go the other way in the hall when I approached. Perhaps I don't know the whole story. Maybe they felt like I was the stuck up one. Maybe their families were falling apart and they thought I had the perfect family. I know we all had our own concerns during that time.

So, what do I do? Do I "friend" the folks from high school or do I ignore their requests like they did to me so many years ago?
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NOMUFFINTOP3 8/11/2011 6:48PM

    I was the shy one in high school. Very quiet. I was outside looking in on what was happening. Facebook just gives me the
opportunity to do what I did in high school.

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AMINDANAO 8/11/2011 5:23AM

  I know exactly what you are talking about since I feel the same way about many of the people who have befriended me on facebook from highschool. I look at it like this, sometimes you have to still be the bigger person and remind yourself that what they did to you or how they treated you in highschool might have come back to them or is going to come back to them. You can't treat people bably because it will surely come back to you. If you reach your hand out to them in kindness maybe they are willing to apaolgize for the way they acted. When we are young we don't realize sometimes how are actions affect people. These people are older now and maybe just maybe they are wiser. I say friend them. It cannot hurt anything. Good luck!

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