Friends & Friendships #MondayMusings

Like the ripples in a pond, one thought led to another starting out with a feeling of immense satisfaction over the weekend past. 

Musings on a Monday Morning

The first ripple in the pond was a Notification from FB reminding me to acknowledge my friends and appreciate them and thank them for being there for me. I got a bit freaked out . Imagine FaceBook knew who my friends were ( on FB as I realised)!  Worse still, they had them all sorted out : the most enthusiastic, the one who shared the most likes, the one who was my first friend…..

Luckily I don’t befriend people on FB unless they are really my friends. I have literally a handful and would like to keep things that way.

 

Widening circle of friends

When you’ve lived on this earth as long as I have, you land up meeting a lot of people. Some become friends, some become enemies, some remain acquaintances while the majority are ships that pass at night .

Yet there are others who remain friends for life, who share your laughter and your pain.

Friends

So now I am back to Square One making friends through my grandchildren and have already graduated to primary school!

At which stage in making friends are you? Do share your thoughts on this .

More importantly, do you think FB is imposing on your ‘privacy’ as it were and becoming another word for  George Orwell’s Big Brother?  

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Sharing thoughts with other Write Tribers hosted by  Corinne of EverydayGyaan #MondayMusings.

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Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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6 Responses

  1. Kala Ravi says:

    Haha, a full circle you’ve come Sunita. Well, FB does tend to be the annoying, all-knowing big brother but. thankfully I don’t have any family members on my fb account. Different stages in life beget us different sets of friends. Currently my online friends rule the roost. They feel more real than the ‘real’ ones nowadays!

    • Bellybytes says:

      I too scrupulously avoid inviting family to FB and like you I too find my virtual friends more real than the real. Perhaps it’s easier to interact online than it is to in reality! But I do hope we meet one day and soon 🙂

  2. I am personally okay with FB because it only tells me about the life I have created on it myself. My parents, husband, and sister-in-law are the only ones I am related to on my friend list and they just watch from the fringes never interfering with what I write or talk on SM. I keep at bay rest of the relatives who haven’t done any good to our lives except for judging.
    I am at a stage of my life quite similar to yours – making friends with mothers of D’s friends in the real world. Other friends are courtesy the blogging world.
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  3. Dahlia says:

    At this stage I am busy making friends online! Appreciate your analysis of friends and observations regarding FB too. Cheers to you!

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