I have begun to notice that some of the people I went to high school and junior high school with, our friends with the people I went to college with. This would not be such a strange occurrence in most people’s life, but since my high school life was in the early 80s, in my college life was in the late 90s, plus 5 states away and separated by 700 miles I began to think of what are the chances of more than one or two people from totally different backgrounds and geographical areas being friends or acquaintances. As of now the count is approximately 6 people from different times and points of my life also being friends or acquaintances with each other.
As I pondered this unique phenomena over the last several , weeks it began to dawn on me maybe it has nothing to do with time, distance or geographical location. Maybe it’s just that people who truly have things in common ( I.E Simla upbringing, similar religious beliefs, similar culture and a similar drive for education and success.) Will attract like-minded people as friends and acquaintances over time, so my question of the day. Is the world really that much smaller then we truly believe or is social networking bringing us closer together?