Land of Never-ending Summers
Hmm... I'm replying more on the topic of friends. I'm not too sure about the age limit for making friends, but as I grow I realise that I feel tired of making new friends. You've gotta go through the process of outright politeness, to gradual acquaintance, to understanding, to friends. That's kinda tedious, without having to add to the fact that it's hard to find someone who's totally in tune to your thoughts.
At work, where we meet with new colleagues, it takes time for us to get to know them. But when do we surpass the stage of being colleagues? Will they ever be our friends? We have common topics of discussion about our work and complaints, etc. but what if we were to leave? Would we have so much to talk about when we next meet up?
Friends are the same... There're people who remains close to you, no matter how far apart you are and how seldom you meet. You seem to be able to pick up from where you left off the last time you met. And once you do, you can't seem to let it drop, and you end up chatting for the rest of the night. But what about those who seem to have drifted far away without you knowing? The gap seems to be growing, but it seems so wide that you've no idea of how bridge it. Then are they still your friends?
How do you define friends?