Quickie: Exams are a tiring thing, even when you don’t have them at the moment.
You’d think that surrounded by my coursemates, computer games, movies, series, Facebook, blog, roommate, etc., I really shouldn’t have a problem with loneliness.
Fact is, I do.
Sure there are a lot of people who I can joke, laugh and work with, but none of them have ever really ‘clicked’ with me on a more personal basis.
I get the impression that a substantial number of people here in UTP (not all of them) are actually quite shallow and superficial. They don’t stimulate me, intellectually and emotionally, the way my classmates and schoolmates do.
Maybe you’re the kind of person who can share your personal problems with just about any Tom, Dick and Harry on the street. I know I’m certainly not.
Even with technology to keep me connected across the globe with all my friends, I’ve come to realize that it’s no longer enough to hear them say “Hello” over the phone, or read their IMs about their latest escapades.
I miss physically being with them, in the same room, hearing them laugh or watching them talk. It’s about that intimate connection with other people that technology simply cannot replicate, no matter how hard it tries.
It’s the human connection that I miss, that I crave so much these days.
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Here’s to the brilliant people of St. Michael’s Institution, especially those of Five Science One, class of 2004/2005.