What’s the influence of social media on friendship?
I think social media is helping friends living far away keep in touch with each other. When you are sharing your life on the social media, your friends would be able to know what you have been up to. So next time when you guys meet up, you don‘t need to spend time catching up. Also, you can sort of still interact with your friend on social media. A click of like or a few words of comments can make people feel like they are still part taking each other‘s life, which I think it‘s a wonderful feeling.
Why do people lose contact with their friends after graduation?
I think it is because that friends who used to study in the same campus would go to different places and do different lines of work after graduation. Their lives would go to different paths. Thus it might be hard to still keep in contact with their friends. Even if people still keep in touch, sometimes as they are on different tracks, they may start to feel the difficulties in understanding each other. That would also make people less keen in keeping contact, because they feel people are changing.
Do people in your country like to make new friends?
Yes I do think so. People in my country are very friendly and they love making new friends. When people are traveling outside of their hometown, they would talk to local people and sometimes they would make friends and stay in touch for many years. I think most people would like to make new friends, it‘s not just in my country. I have been to other places and I feel like local people are always welcoming and are willing to share their thoughts with me.
Do you think old friends are more important to the old generation or the young generation? Yes I do think so. But I think ifs not because new friends are not important to older generation, I think ifs because older generation nowadays don’t make many new friends. I think for the older generation, it is more difficult for them to make new friends since they are in general less social and attend to less activities outdoor. All they have left are those old buddies, so of course old friends are important. Also, a lot of the times those old friends are really long-time friends, so I think it is natural for the old generations to cherish them more.