Saturday, November 7, 2009

The more things change...

..the more they stay the same. And nowhere is this aphorism more apt than on Facebook.

An old acquaintance from high school and I recently reconnected through the ubiquitous social networking app. This friend looked fantastic in her profile picture. In the 21 years since we had last seen one another she had transformed from a pudgy, needy, and nerdy type to a fit, tanned, confident-looking woman. I was so curious to poke around her profile and learn more about her journey to her present place in this world.

The first time I get a status update from the long lost acquaintance in my Facebook Feed she sounds EXACTLY the same way she did in high school. Whiny, accusing and complaining.

I laughed out loud when I read the update. I was amazed that someone who had obviously done something over the last twenty years to radically transform her exterior appearance had made almost no evident change to her interior self.

How funny we people are.