Reasons Why Your High School Friends Are Your Lifelong Friends, by Casey Imafidon
1. You grew up together
In high school you pretty much grew up with your friends. You all went to the same movies, walked down the same hallways, listened to the same kind of music, and got used to each other as you grew up in the strong social environment high school presented to you.
2. They are a place to return to
Your high school friends offer you a place to return to no matter how much time or distance separates you. With your high school friends you can always return back home to laugh about the dumb things that you did.
3. They were there for you through your earliest heartbreaks
Your high school friends stuck with you while you were absolutely humiliated by that one person you ever liked or dated.
4.They were the friends who never really judged you
Somehow they were comfortable around you, whether you ate so much on any given night or a fast food run.
5.They were the first ones to offer you a spontaneous sex education
They were always willing to offer an opinion on super intimate issues such as sex and this sort of bonded you through those times.
6.They offer you a sense of hometown pride
They are the only ones who can take you through that feeling that your hometown will always be special. Whether your hometown is noteworthy or not they will relive its glory and pleasant memories with you any day, anytime.
7.They offer the best reunions
When you reconnect with a high school friend it is like nothing has ever changed. It could be the “group” you belonged to, or that you saw each other literally for seven times a day, or the sports you played. With your high school friends you get back into the swing of things in a millisecond.
8. You had enough time to build your friendship
In high school you were enclosed in a space and had every day to build your friendship. Such helped to create groups you became in tune with.
9. They offer grounding
Your high school friends offer you a unique element, elements that defined you as you grew up. Even when you are lost in a new environment, they are the ones who still remain unforgettable in your heart.
10. They would hang out with you no matter what
During the times when your parents still had to drive you to the movies or before you could go out to get drinks they were the ones who were there to stay at your side. It wasn’t about convenience, it was about commitment.
11. You identified with their families
Since you spent so much time with your high school friends, getting to know their parents was inevitable. You knew their families in such a way that they seemed to be an extension of your own.
12.They always stick to tradition
Tradition means drinking mimosas before summer’s music festival, tradition means hanging out at the same diner you have been frequenting since you were seventeen. With your high school friends, there is always tradition hanging over you and your friends that holds you together.
13.You took special photos together
Photos with your high school friends remind you of exuberance and enthusiasm. All the long, posed photobooth sessions gave you some of your best profile pictures.
14.They understand you just by your body expressions
Your high school friends don’t require you to say it all before they get the message. You can communicate very well with just facial expressions.
15.They are the only ones who can tell you how the story turned out for your former classmates
They seem to have an updated version of every classmate’s story. With only high school friends can you discuss what became of those random classmates from high school.
16.They can share all of the inside jokes with you
The inside jokes you shared amidst your friend circle still remain funny no matter the passage of time. Even new friends cannot be able to relate with this. It is like a code of honor between you and your high school friends.
17.You had your fair share of dramas and fights
There were times you didn’t talk to each other because of something incredibly stupid. But you were able to patch things up and make your relationship stronger than before.
18.You made promises to each other
Yes as much as they were right there to support you through the toughest days of your life, you promised each other that you will stick with each other through future memorable events, like your wedding or your baby showers.
19.They were your best therapist
Somehow they were the only ones who could understand your mood swings, like when you wanted a Big Mac or you wanted a tub of chocolate chip ice cream. They could also relate with the fact that there were times when you were depressed and that your best way of expressing anger was damaging things.
20.You kept some of each other’s stuff
Yes you didn’t just grow apart with time; you also took something from each other and kept it with you. It may be your friend’s clothes, some books, a mix CD or even a note.
21.You survived the toughest period of teenage years with them
All those awkward years of raging hormones and trying to find a solution to a difficult mathematics problem is enough to tie you together like a blood pact. Somehow your high school friends helped you survive through that period.
22.They have an entire archive of your embarrassing stories
They know the nicknames you were called in high school and how awful those embarrassing moments in high school made you feel. They still have some evidence and can pull them out at any given moment to remind you how stupid you were, and laugh with you. They know you!
I found this somewhere on the internet webs. Does a good job of summarizing why the Chums are still together after all these years...
Rodeo Weekend 2015
Penguin 2014 - The Gang (minus a few)
Jules January 18, 2014 @ Texas A&M (Click to enlarge)