One of the things I treasure most is the friendships I have made throughout life during school. I went to the same school my entire life from Kindergarten up until graduation. Throughout those years, I met a lot of great people and best of all, I met my best friends during those years. I met my best friend in Kindergarten when we were in the same class, and we are still best friends to this day. In 2nd grade one of my good friends now, moved to my school. Then in 3rd grade another one did as well. We were not friends right away, but over the years as we grew closer together from having the same classes and being on the same sports teams we became great friends. We all eventually began to do everything together and became like brothers as we spent so much of our time together. Then finally, all those years later as high school was coming to an end, a few weeks before graduation I was hanging out with some of my friends. We were all standing in the kitchen when Jed, who is younger than us, started getting really upset and sad at the fact that all of us were going to graduate. He began to start to cry, causing another friend of ours to start crying too. As we were teenage boys, naturally we started making fun of them crying over something that dumb (even though they weren't exactly sober). However, that is when it really struck me that maybe we were all going to drift apart and no longer see each other everyday like they were saying, even though I always told myself "No, that won't be us. We will never end up like that". Nearly a year later I have realized, "yes...that actually is us". As we have all been busy doing our own things like college, and getting jobs, we have slowly started drifting apart and that is when I realized that Jed was right the night he was crying. In my opinion we need to hold on to the friendships we made throughout our childhood and teenage years because the people we surrounded ourselves with during our most impressionable years and spent most of our time with are a big part of the reason that we are the people we are now and we should not let go of that.
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