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15 Reasons You Should Never Lose Your Childhood Best Friends

15 Reasons You Should Never Lose Your Childhood Best Friends

Keeping in touch with your childhood best friends can be a wonderful decision. Not only will you have someone who understands you better than most, you’ll have forged a very special relationship. Childhood best friends have a unique perspective on your life, and understand you in special ways. Your favorite games and pranks may be long gone, but your mutual trust and support remains. It’s time to dust off your pixelated video games, and grab your ball and bat—there are some things about you only childhood best friends will understand.

They make us keep a childlike trust

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    Nothing is quite as pure as childhood trust. Childhood best friends teach us how important a genuine friendship is.

    They ignored your awkward stage

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      Childhood best friends inherently know how important it is to ignore awkward qualities. After all, they helped you through those tricky preteen years.

      They know your family

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        Childhood best friends also know your quirks and struggles better than anyone, since they’ve spent a lot of time with your family.

        They know your hometown

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          Likewise, your childhood best friends are likely from the same hometown. This means they’ve seen how far you’ve come, so you don’t have to explain it.

          They support you no matter what

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            Childhood best friends understand how to be supportive, since they saw you through some of your most turbulent years.

            They push you to be better

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              At the same time, however, childhood best friends always know when we need a little push to be our best.

              They get you through challenges

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                Childhood best friends also understand what it takes to overcome some of the toughest challenges in life. From awkward moments to heartbreaks, your childhood best friends are there through it all.

                They’ve shared true bonding experiences with you

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                  This means your childhood best friends have bonds with you that other people will likely never come close to.

                  You never need to give them a summary of your life

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                    You never need to waste time explaining your life, because your childhood best friend lived it, too.

                    They never make you feel embarrassed

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                      And since they’ve been there through it all, they know how to not embarrass you. You’ve done enough of that on your own.

                      They love your quirks

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                        Though some people might be put off by your eccentricities, the true childhood best friend loves them.

                        Their house is your house

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                          Childhood best friends know they can walk in without knocking, and you know you can do the same at your place.

                          They hate the same people

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                            Since childhood best friends have a front row seat to your ups and downs, they know why certain people drive you crazy.

                            They’re like an extra memory bank

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                              Childhood best friends understand the importance of telling a story right, and will always fill in the blanks when you forget details.

                              They reminisce with you

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                                Similarly, childhood best friends are always there when you need to get nostalgic about the good old days.

                                Featured photo credit: Ten friends do a selfie in the park via shutterstock.com

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                                Last Updated on June 13, 2019

                                How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                Think you have a boring life?

                                The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                                Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

                                1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                                What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

                                Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

                                2. Go Play with Kids

                                Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

                                They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                                3. Order a Hot Dog

                                While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

                                4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

                                Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

                                5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                                You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

                                You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

                                6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                                Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

                                Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

                                7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

                                Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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                                What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

                                8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                                You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

                                9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                                Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

                                10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

                                We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

                                11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                                It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

                                12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                                This will give you something to look forward to.

                                Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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                                13. People Watch

                                Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

                                People are infinitely interesting.

                                14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                                Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

                                15. Dance

                                You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                                If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

                                16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

                                This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

                                17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                                Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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                                18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

                                Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

                                19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

                                OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

                                20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                                This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                                Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

                                Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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