Don’t you think it’s kind of sad when the previously close knitted friendships end up with only one thumb’s up on the facebook page? Although it could happen regularly but it could also be a sign that there is nothing left to talk about. You just don’t know what to say despite how much you want to say something and instead you always end up only hitting the like button.
As a page that connects people all around the world, facebook makes people who didn’t talk to each other in the past talk to each other now for a reason that they went to the same high school together. It also brings along lots of old memories that it creates an ideal place to revisit our old time fun and smile. But then, it also takes away the personal touch.
You don’t wish a happy birthday directly to your friend anymore. Instead you wish him on his facebook page in front of hundreds of his facebook friends and probably your wishes gets piled down amongst hundreds or thousands of wishes that come after yours. Husbands and wives have been bombing the front of each other’s page with romantic words but never really speak it out face to face. Weird but happened, thanks to facebook.
Today I have read one of my friends’ status in facebook. She lived overseas just like me only in different country. We used to have so many things to say. Sometimes we even chatted in the facebook chat room and just enjoy ourselves. But now, she only ‘like’ my comment and then on her other status, I only ‘like’ it too despite series of comments on the bottom.
I know time and distance change the nature of a relationship be it marriage or friendship. I mean, how can we expect things are just going to be the same when we don’t see each other everyday, don’t talk to each other everyday and worst, don’t even share an actual life everyday? But having said that, I also know that a great relationship may change in the time and distance but never in the heart.
Dedicated to all my dears, the friends that have been there for me, laughed with me, shared a tear together and have been through a friendship fight with me. I hope you all read this. No matter what I am grateful to have you in my life, whichever stage it was.