Many people wrongly believe that taking lots of pictures proves they have a life. Its so clear on facebook that people who have numerous albums of nothing are just trying to validate their existance rather than correctly use pictures as a way to relive happy times. Its so much more meaningful to have a few tokens of the memories that meant something than having hundreds of pictures of nothing. My grandmother told me that I shouldn’t take too many pictures. At the time, i thought she was so wrong because in our modern digital age, lots of pictures are supposed to be taken. Only recently did I understand the spirit of her message, which is to preserve the important things rather than waste time on things that are so-so.
Happy things are so much better to reflect on.
I don’t want to deny myself of it completely, because its fun and yummy. I think 3 pieces of candy is a fair compromise, because its enough to feel satisfied, but not so much that it will make me sick
and my meaningful friends are the ones I hold on to. I have one good friend from elementary school, two best friends from 6th grade (7 year old friendships), my sister, a few other close friendships from high school, and a few others from down the road. But I want some from college, too.
It feels like friendship is a waste of time if its only on the superficial level, where you’re never completely trusting the other person, you don’t truly care, and you never have conversations about the things that really matter. I hope that I grow close to some of the people in college.