Life Lessons

This is a Movella filled with life lessons. It's not a story, or full of poems. It is simply full of what I've learnt from life, and what others have learnt.


8. Age is Just a Number

This isn't about falling in love with someone twice your age, this is about having a friend who is older than you. I have friends that are older than me; I have quite a few. I have friends who are younger than me too, but I don't care, because we get on regardless of the age difference.

This weekend, we had friends over, and one of the guys that came up is 29. Pretty much double my age. He's a great guy, though. Absolutely hilarious. Anyway, he's had a rough time in the past year, and it was easy to see that he was still adjusting, but the fact that he showed his raw emotion hit something inside of me. It's hard to explain, but I could feel what he was feeling.

As the alcohol flowed and we all got into the party mood, I found that he and I have quite a lot in common. We like the same music, have similar religious views, similar morals, don't like the same things. Sure, there are flaws in both of us. He smokes and every other word that comes out of his mouth is a swear word, I can be an absolute pain in the arse and have a sharp tongue (if you pick a fight with me, you should've thought about it because I'm scary when I'm angry), but we just add fuel to each other's fires. We get on really well, and I think that over time, we might hit the jackpot and be good friends.

There was another guy there, who is equally as hilarious as guy number one. We got on really well too, but I had empathy with guy number one, more so than with guy two, and I think that made the connection more real to me.

It sounds weird, now, typing it out, but it feels right. I think he's awesome, and I hope he thinks the same of me, but I won't get my hopes up.

The point I'm trying to get across is that you can be friends with anyone of any age, whether it's half, double or even triple your own age; if you have that connection with someone, don't hold back, just let rip. Because if you don't you could miss the chance to gain a really amazing friend.

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