I got a friend who once before revealed to me that her new year’s resolution for this year is not to meet new people. She prefer not to have new sets of friends or get involve in new people. She just wanted to stick to her usual crowd. Encountering new mates are just to troublesome.
I thought her resolution is quite interesting. Not only she is known as a social butterfly, people usually wanted to expand their social circle and join more activities. What she she wanted was a completely different thing. I was somewhat impressed by it and I asked her the reasons.
She simply said that with more people, more tendency of people gossiping about you, more people you have to fake being nice with, more people to hang out with while the old crew feeling left out. She just wanted to stick by her current friends and appreciate them as they are.
Thinking about it, I realized that’s what I’ve been doing this past few years. It’s just that I did not verbalize it out loud. I mean, I used to be this girl who are very involved and joined in all the possible activity because I just like being busy.
Nowadays, I can’t remember any activities that involved me meeting new people. I mean I do stuff with the same crew like having girls night’s out or sleepovers. Just with same people that I’ve known for years. I don’t do meeting new people so well. Just this noon, the UMNO president asked Faris who am I while I was hanging out with them. While all the IPBA people meeting new people, having new relationship with fresh faces and doing fun activities with diverse people, I’m happy with the same individuals.