People move on easily and so should you. Of course you should love, care and cherish but you should also learn how to swim with the tide. It could be distance, university, work, whatever be the reason, people move on and find new people to love and cherish. If you’re lucky, they won’t forget you but they will certainly have less time for you. Should you try to keep those threads as tightly knit as before? Of course, you should. Do whatever it takes, surprise them on their birthdays, write them long letters, send them personalised gifts, reminisce with them, do it all but add new people to your life. It’s very important to do that, especially for young people. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the little joys of life just because you didn’t let new people in when everyone else did. It’s usually more fun to go to a movie with a friend, coffee tastes better with conversation, and cars seem fuller with the passenger seats occupied, so go ahead and let new people in.
Don’t forget the old ones, even if they forget you. Don’t stoop to their level. But don’t let them affect you as much, look ahead and stand tall. Open your mind to new kinds of people. The fact that they think differently shouldn’t be a turn off, it’s a beautiful thing, it will help you expand your mind. Learn from them, teach them, and maybe slowly, you’ll begin to love them. It’s ok if you don’t, you’ll at least be occupied and you can say that you tried. You tried to swim with the tide when needed and if you make it to the shore, good on you, but if you’re still out at sea, worry not, you’ll get there soon enough.