You Know Those People You Thought Were Cool Back In School? Bumping Into Them Now Just Has You Wondering What Happened To Them?
It’s all part of growing up I guess, those awkward roadside reunions with old friends. It’s kinda funny how we leave school, college, uni etc and tell everyone how much we’re gonna miss them and how we’ll definitely keep in touch. 99% of the time it just doesn’t happen but life has a funny way of throwing people right in your face at the most random moments.
Picture the scene; you’re sat at a train station, minding your own business and until you’re approached by someone who, by the looks of it is either drunk, homeless or both. They yell out “YO!”
Nahhh they can’t be talking to me, back to reading tweets. Then you hear them again…”YO“. You look around again…there’s no one else on the platform, sh*t…it must be me and damn they’re coming over. Great. So you look up and politely tell them “sorry mate I haven’t got any chan….ohhhh hiii“.
WOW! It’s your old best mate from school. All the girls liked him, the guys wanted to be like him, hell you wanted to be like him and here he is, looking like he’s been living in a bush and smelling like it as well.
You try and act cool, you say “Hey, its great to see you” whilst you think “Damn homie, in high-school you was the man homie, what the f*ck happened to you?”.
The small talk begins and it’s not long before you ask what your old friend’s been up to all these years to which his response is “nothing really I’ve just been about, chilling“. CHILLING?
You can’t just be chilling, for five years. Seriously, not even penguins chill for five years and they live in Antarctica. They get on with their lives, they go on this cool expedition across the Arctic (trust me, I’ve seen a documentary). Who just “chills” for five years?
It’s so, so important to NOT be that guy. I guess the message here is to live your life, enjoy the present, look to the future and never ever get caught up in the past.
Carry on thinking you’ll be the man forever and in a few years time you’ll feel pretty stupid. Don’t believe me? Ask Ja Rule.