Chris Christie seems to have many childhood friends still in his life. Fortunately for all of them, there are plenty of jobs at the Port Authority and, if not, they can always make one up. But as the story breaks that another Christie childhood friend is a Port Authority cop involved in Bridgegate, the story circles back yet again to Christie's childhood, I look at my own life and the lives of those whom I know and realize that it seems kind of unusual for persons in their 50's to maintain such ties. I would think that, as people mature and grow and move up and move on, all but a very few, if any, childhood and school friends cease to abide in most people's lives.
I no longer have any childhood friends. I'm not complaining. I reckon that most people my age (mid-60's) no longer have childhood friends. I don't doubt that there are plenty of folks who do still have childhood friends. There's nothing wrong with that. But I'm guessing that most people don't, and, of those who do, their childhood friends are a pretty small part of their lives.
The foregoing ideas represent hypotheses extrapolated from the experience of a single person among billions currently living, me. For the sake of testing said hypotheses with a few empirical observations, I am posting this to ask fellow Kossacks to share their experience with the retention and endurance into later life of active relationships with childhood friends. I'm not talking here about mere Facebook friends or someone you used to know and still have a last known address for from an old greeting card. I'm talking about childhood friends who are still actively part of one's present circle in a persistent, deep and meaningful way, you know, friends.
What do you observe in your own lives and the lives of those around you? Am I looking where there is nothing to see, or do these flashbacks to Christie's childhood signify something about the Governor and the kind of person that he is? Give it a thought, click the poll and leave a comment. Please. I really want some feedback on this.