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Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« on: December 24, 2008, 01:09:58 AM »
I just talked to a good friend of mine from college.  He's currently applying to MFA programs.  I was amazed by how little we had in common.  No jokes, no common interests.  He didn't even want to hear about my law school.  When I tried to talk about anything in the past, it felt terrible.  I ended up asking him a few awkward questions about his current life and hanging up.

Times like these make you doubt the very foundations of friendship. What do we really have in common with another human being? 

Does anyone ever have similar experiences?

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Re: Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 01:40:27 AM »
I think it is better to meet in person, over drinks. 
The main partner in their Entertainment Law group went to CLS, but he was Fiske and on LR, so be careful.  You don't want to set yourself goals that are too high.

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Re: Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 01:43:30 AM »
Wally, yes.  At least for me, this is common place.

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Re: Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 01:55:20 AM »
That is usually my experience with friends from high school.  Typically my friends from college are people with whom I share a lot of common interests.  At minimum, they listen to my pre-law school bull now and are truly interested to hear about when I actually leave.
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Re: Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 02:01:53 AM »
Oh...hi Britney! 

 :)
The main partner in their Entertainment Law group went to CLS, but he was Fiske and on LR, so be careful.  You don't want to set yourself goals that are too high.

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Re: Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 02:06:40 AM »
Oh...hi Britney! 

 :)

Hello!

Your school's admissions scares me this year.  Let them know my love is true. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 02:15:36 AM »
Why scare?

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Re: Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008, 02:18:56 AM »
Because people with good numbers who applied ED are getting dinged or haven't heard back yet.  It's kinda scary for me as a RD person.


ETA: sorry for the hijack, Wally!
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Re: Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008, 02:20:24 AM »
I just talked to a good friend of mine from college.  He's currently applying to MFA programs.  I was amazed by how little we had in common.  No jokes, no common interests.  He didn't even want to hear about my law school.  When I tried to talk about anything in the past, it felt terrible.  I ended up asking him a few awkward questions about his current life and hanging up.

Times like these make you doubt the very foundations of friendship. What do we really have in common with another human being? 

Does anyone ever have similar experiences?


I experience this with high school friends, though I didn't really have any close friends in high school anyway. I have a small group of really tight friends in college. Hopefully the same thing won't happen.

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Re: Anyone Else Think Talking to Old Friends is Depressing?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2008, 02:27:30 AM »
Because people with good numbers who applied ED are getting dinged or haven't heard back yet.  It's kinda scary for me as a RD person.


ETA: sorry for the hijack, Wally!

Oh, I'm sure you'll be fine!  Hope you're having a good Christmas break.   :)
The main partner in their Entertainment Law group went to CLS, but he was Fiske and on LR, so be careful.  You don't want to set yourself goals that are too high.