Just wondered how much effort others make with friends over the years. At college I always used to be out with a few small friends and then we'd all meet in big groups either at a pub, house party. So you had your smaller group, then the larger group. Obviously don't expect that ten years later and I still regularly see some people. What I'd call life friends. Same as jobs, you move onto another place and socialise with the new crowd. Some people I try and keep in contact with, or they message you once in a blue moon and you talk about meeting up and it never happens. Do you generally just accept that we all move on and mingle more with new friends at new jobs, hobbies etc? Or do you you make so much effort and if they give a token effort you don't bother? I've discussed this with other people and they just accept that you drift apart from a lot of people. I guess I'm in deep thought mode and it's kind of sad, but appears to be the way of friendship.