A lot of people over 30 can find themselves feeling alone and isolated. With today’s social media, there is a greater chance than ever to rekindle old friendships. Even if you have not spoken with a former classmate or study buddy for years, you may find that you can pick up the friendship on a deeper level than when you left it, because of your rich life experience since then.
- Remote working can leave us feeling lonely without that social time that we used to get from our employment.
- Social media such as Facebook can help us reconnect with old friends we had lost touch with.
- As we age, it may feel like it is too late to make new friends or reconnect with old ones – this is not necessarily true.
“Don’t underestimate the importance of friendship. Philosophers and artists have historically valued friendship as the most prized and significant relationship.”