Another kind of globalization

As the world has evolved over the generations, things that are far away are even closer to us. We used to just make friends with those who grew up in our neighborhood or hometown, and now we can make friends with people from all over the world of different cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. It’s easier to learn about what may have been foreign to us once upon a time right here at home, yet at the same time, when one of us leaves, it becomes more difficult to sustain our once intimate relationships with each other. The challenge then becomes – how do we balance all of these rich yet distant relationships with the fast pace of our own lives and our own personal changes?

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