Making friends with older people?
I was just curious if any of you find yourself becoming closer, or feeling more connected to people who are 25, maybe even 30 + years older than you (nothing romantic, just friendships)? I just tuned 30 and I'm starting to realize that I lost a lot of my childhood friends over the years. Now I am in grad school and I find myself feeling more connected to some of my classmates who are 25-30 years older than me.
The 30 year age gap probably doesn't seem like a huge deal to some. And honestly, I didn't think much of it until my mom said, "wow, it seems like your friends are a lot older than you."
There are plenty of students in my program that are closer to my age, but I don't feel close to them for whatever reason. And apparently they don't feel close to me.
I'm probably overthinking this, but I just was curious if anyway else has thought about this. Also, I see nothing wrong being an "old soul" : ) It's also nice to have someone to talk to. Haven't had that in a while.