Crossing paths with old friends and peers

Thadman

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Two old friends of mine who I've known since childhood still live on my block, and its been about 5 years since I last even spoke to them or acknowledged their presence. We used to hang around quite a bit until the pandemic struck when I slowly isolated myself and cut off contact overtime, it came to the point where we totally ghosted and forgot about each others existence.

The few times we happened to see each other since was like akin to meeting that one creepy and drunken step-uncle at a family reunion, so you can only imagine. They are most definitely aware of the pitiful rotting state I am in, but don't have the guts to approach me about it despite living right next to me because it would be a very awkward interaction. Imagine trying to talk to that one hobo or drug addict that hangs around your block, it would be like that.

How do you deal with crossing paths with old friends or acquaintances from your childhood? I personally stopped caring about them and shoved it aside, but its still surreal to think about how we live like two blocks away from one another yet act so distant but aware at the same time. Its one of those things you feel in the air.
 
nolongerhuman

nolongerhuman

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At least I'm not stuck in modern day slavery like they are. They're all slaves to the system, working to make corporations and rich people even richer. The saddest thing is how they think they're so accomplished and succeeding in life. Nah dude, you just signed your life away to capitalism. You entered the capitalist rat race and became just another cog in the capitalist wheel. Ignorance is bliss. Those prisoners don't even know that they're in prison
 
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Thadman

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At least I'm not stuck in modern day slavery like they are. They're all slaves to the system, working to make corporations and rich people even richer. The saddest thing is how they think they're so accomplished and that they're succeeding in life. Nah dude, you just signed your life away to capitalism. You entered the capitalist rat race and became just another cog in the capitalist wheel. Ignorance is bliss. Those prisoners don't even know that they're in prison
Its really about the awkwardness of interacting with some kid you knew from a young age and seeing how far you two have gone. Like seeing how they are somewhat content with their life and moved forward (which is debatable), while you stay at your parents house and LDAR.
 
nolongerhuman

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Its really about the awkwardness of interacting with some kid you knew from a young age and seeing how far you two have gone. Like seeing how they are somewhat content with their life and moved forward (which is debatable), while you stay at your parents house and LDAR.
Do you think they're really content with their life though? Normies work because they have to survive, not because they enjoy it. It's all for survival purposes
 
Thadman

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Do you think they're really content though? Normies work because they have to survive, not because they enjoy it
Probably not, but compare the life of some drug addict who hangs out by benches and underpasses compared to a family man with a wife and kids. Added bonus to if you both knew each other since childhood and might have been close friends at one point.
 
クーロ

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I don't. At least in real life. I never knew anyone closely enough to remember them for that long and don't go outside often enough to run into them. I switch schools and move every other year so they'd be all over the place anyway.

As for online, I send them a message or two asking how they're doing then disappear. I don't want to hear anything further
 
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Brother Wagecuck

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just pretend like they dont exist and hope they are doing the same
 
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