Friday, November 11, 2005

Expendable Friends

Why is it so incredibly easy for Americans to move on and away friends? Are we that much of a throw away society? Seems to me that we don't value long lasting friendships the way we use to. With the advantages of the internet and mobile phones it should be that much easier to stay in contact. Right?
You don't hear about people who've known each other since they were little anymore. How is that we have so isolated ourselves from human contact? Why is it so wrong to know the good, the bad and the ugly about someone? Why are we so secretive about ourselves? Are we promoting loneliness as a fashion icon now a days? Or maybe it has become the ultimate status symbol?
Primates are social creatures. They benefit from their communities. You only die alone if you want to. The richest people have dear close friends and family. Cash doesn't make people rich in the sense I am referring to. It can make you completely out of touch and forget your friends though.

No comments: