Nowadays, with the heat of overseas study, global recruitment and
immigration, it happens around us that some of friends have moved to a new
town or a new country. Many people consider it relatively adventurous, they
think immigrating to a new place will face a lot of unexpected troubles and also
lose the habitual lifestyle and the stable socializing circle. Is it inevitable? In my
opinion, moving to a new town or a country won’t impact old friendship.
First, it’s already the 21st century. We have a variety of communicative
methods to keep contact with old friends, such as e-mails, instant messages,
phones and socializing websites. These methods, created by modern
technology, help us cover the distance in maintaining friendship. In old times,
distance did form an obstacle, for friends had to set a date and pick a place to
see each other. Only in that way were they able to communicate. While in our
times, we can easily pick up a mobile and dial numbers, then we can have a
conversation with friends. If we want to see them simultaneously, we can use
“face time” or “skyper “, thanks to internet, the conversation could be quite
vivid, it seems like that our friends are exactly around us. So, even friends don’t
live in the same place, we can still keep connections.
Second, friends are generally the people who have similar values and same
interest. Moving to a new city or a country will definitely offer us opportunities
to enlarge friend circles. When we develop a new friendship, we can tell old
friends about it, they will have a picture of new friends beforehand. If old
friends have a visit to the new place someday, we can introduce them to see
each other; they may feel familiar and become friends too. With more friends,
we can share more information, discussing about more topics and obtaining
more visions. So, I don’t think moving to a new place will lose old friends,
otherwise, I believe it can expand socializing circle and make old friends to
meet new ones.
In conclusion, distance is no longer a problem to worry about in keeping in
touch with old friends. With modern technology, no matter where we are, no
matter there is a jetlag or not, we can maintain a relation with anybody we’d
like to keep contact with.