Do We Want To Find Old Friends Again?
from the such-questions dept
I recenty had a discussion with a friend of mine about finding long lost friends online. A week later she received an email from someone she hadn't spoken to in ages. A week after that I found an email address of a friend I hadn't spoken to in about 10 years. Just yesterday I received an email from someone I went to high school with and hadn't spoken to since. It seems there's something going around these days that is causing people to contact lost friends. There's a site in the UK called FriendsReunited which is for just that purprose. It sounds pretty similar to Classmates.com here in the US. However, the Register has a nice little article explaining why we might not want to reunite with long lost friends. Human nature has a way of letting people slip out of your lives and maybe that's a good thing - according to the article. Humans are able to have a good relationship with only a limited number of people. I think the argument is pretty silly. What if we don't like the people we're friends with now (um... just kidding for my friends who are reading this) and preferred the friends we had many years ago? Actually, I think there are any number of circumstances that cause people to lose touch with each other, and it's often very nice to regain contact with them.