Wednesday, January 17, 2007
New world,New friends---Life moves on.
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
My cousin diyadear introduced me to Orkut.—Rather, prompted me to try out orkut. I always knew it existed but had never bothered about it.But all the publicity it generated (some negative) made me curious and I decided to join.
It did not change my life in any great way, but it helped me reconnect with many of my friends with whom I had lost touch.I have never stayed in one place for more than 4 years, my whole life! (Because of the nature of my dad’s job, in childhood, and my husband’s job now) You move on, you make new friends, keep some old ones.Orkut helped me FIND some.
Also it has been an eye opener, because I met some new people through the blogging community. I found their blogs compelling enough to leave a comment. It prompted me to check out their profiles and I was so shocked to see their ages.I would have NEVER guessed. Tyler is just 24, and Harshal is just 21! Both were very different from each other.Both compelled me to think (and that always hooks me) Click on the underlined which will take you to the blogs.
Earlier,I would have just dismissed these ‘freshmen of life’ as mere kids. After all, I’m 35, a mother of two and a ‘wise woman’.[humour me, I like to think I am wise :-)] But interacting with them has taught me that you should never judge people by their ages.
I now know, that you can learn even from a 5 and a half year old. Not to mention, that you CAN be friends with a 21 year old and a 24 year old, even if you are 35!