Let's define 'old friends' as buddies from high school or college. These pals share a history with you that can never be replaced by a new friend. You might not see a school buddy for years or even longer, yet when you reunite with a firm shake and a hug, the memories pour out as you are both at ease. Old friends help us remember, reflect, and appreciate time spent. New friends stretch our boundaries, offer us new experiences and help us appreciate things we did not realize in our younger days. New friends become our new buddies as we create strong bonds with people from work or wherever we spend our time. Which is more important an old friend or a new buddy? It' a silly question right? Is there really any reason to pick a winner or a loser in this equation. Probably not. But, we do pick don't we? We pick a winner and loser every day when we decide where and with whom to spend our time. For me the answer is not that hard. I'd like to spend more time with old buddies and make a few more good friends. That way, I can celebrate the old times while also creating more new memories.
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