My mother and my nana are tripping because I hang out with my English professor mostly because I'm 18 & he's 51.
Is it bad that we hang out ? Is it weird ?
Your mother and nana are likely worried because of the age difference, and are concerned that your professor may be taking an unwholesome interest in you. Dispel their fears as best you can, but at the same time keep a watchful eye on your friend.
I was hoping this would be a juicy story about a forbidden romance.
(No, hang out with whoever you want)
I was secretly hoping this too, and I was thinking the OP would be female and the professor would be a male in his 30s lol
Yes, it is weird. Friends should generally be someone around your own age. I'm not saying that it's impossible to have older friends, but I am saying it's rare and could easily be considered "weird".
This is a rather narrow minded outlook. As long as there is nothing sexual or, otherwise, unhealthy about it and the entire thing is based on actual friendship, there's nothing wrong with it.
When people talk to me i ask myself 3 things....
1.Why is this person talking to me?
2.What do they want?
3.What are they going to/trying to do to me?
If the scenarios in your head aren't bad either you're naive or you're safe :D
In all seriousness older friends arent a bad thing, I hang out with a 50 something firefighter and talk about comics all day with him and a couple of my other friends.... you should however considerthe 3 listed as a joke somewhat seriously in this scenario....
@jedixman: He/She was asking if it's weird, and the general consensus of the public would probably find it a little odd.
I worded that poorly. I'm not against it, I'm friends with the old principal of my high school, albeit we don't hang out or anything.
Not at all. I kind of think that friendships with age differences can be beneficial for both of you, and have always gotten along better with older people. Done right, you get a great mix of youthful enthusiasm, tempered with the wisdom and knowledge that can only be gained from a few years extra experience. But then, I'm 28, spend most of my time with two fifty year olds, and my closest friends are a teenager, someone five years older, and someone ten years older :) Different age groups can teach each other so, so much. You have greater knowledge culturally of different generations - a younger friend can keep you up to date on what is current, while an older friend can make you aware of the more obscure things from before you were born, that you might not come across otherwise. And that is really just the start. Never got hanging around with people all your own age. Feel like it kind of restricts your horizons a little.
Wow, wasn't expecting to preach on this XD Feel more strongly than I thought O_O
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