Originally Posted by shouldazagged
I do have some younger friends, or at least valued acquaintances, and I don't subscribe to the old guy's belief that young folks are no damn good compared to what WE were like. That's BS--I just wouldn't want to be young again in this scary world.
I am "older" and have several friends younger than me. One dear friend was 27 when he died and I have several friends in their 30's that I meet for lunch and get togethers on a regular basis. I enjoy people younger than I am. They teach me things, they make me laugh and I like their spunk and energy. I also agree that young people know a lot of things I don't. I may have 'life experiences' but when my computer breaks down, I'm looking for someone younger than I am to come look at it for me. I, too, live alone. I am not as old as you are but I don't see my 'singleness' changing in the near future. But I do have three grown children who live nearby and they do visit often.
I often fear that the social media "platforms" are diluting the concept of friendship to a dangerous degree--who the hell
has 947 "friends" and gets hurt and/or pissed off if someone "unfriends" him?[/QUOTE]
You are so right here. I have a FB account but I only have 32 friends. I have a long list of people who wanted to "friend" me and I declined. I don't understand the 'hundreds of friends' thing, either.
I have a small circle of friends who check in on my since I've been unemployed, who care about me, who I meet for breakfast or lunch on occasion. I would say about 6. I also have a very dear friend whom I have never met in person. And for that I thank the social media.