This past weekend two friends from highschool came to visit me. Well, ok, they came to look at schools, but they crashed at my place, and hung out with me the rest of the weekend. It was a really great time. Even though I hadn't spoken to one of them for a long time, I was able to just launch comfortably into conversation - there was no awkwardness what-so-ever.
Why is this the case? How come I could feel so comfortable with these two, who I hadn't seen in ages, and whom are on very different career/life paths than I am? Especially when I am not nearly so comfortable with many of my peers, that is, my fellow law students. I mean sure, there are lots of my fellow students who I am completely comfortable with, but normally that has come over time. With these two highschool friends, it didn't take a minute. We just were immediately comfortable.
How can it be that where I came from seems to matter so much more than where I'm going?
Continental drift divide