Friends from kindergarten through to highschool Sandra McDonald and Cathy Zietsch are at the Grafton High School Year 61-65 class reunion on Saturday, 5th September, 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Friends from kindergarten through to highschool Sandra McDonald and Cathy Zietsch are at the Grafton High School Year 61-65 class reunion on Saturday, 5th September, 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

Opinion: Social media faces test

THERE is a heart-warming backstory to the photograph of the two women on today's front page.

These two women met when they were at kindergarten, went through primary and high school together, lived in the same street and here they are at their high school reunion on Saturday, still the best of friends.

Also on Saturday an extraordinary show of friendship was afforded a player in the under-16 hockey grand final played in Grafton.

The thriller finish went down to the wire and after the match was decided one player was emotionally and physically spent.

His teammates however carried him off the field, demonstrating he was not alone in his anguish.

I have three children and have raised them to be hard-working, honest young people with a set of values that I hope stands them in good stead for their future friendships and relationships.

Being honest is a good litmus test for any friendship.

I have to wonder though in this day and age, when friendships are cultivated on Facebook will they stand the test of time?

What Facebook offers is a platform to sort the wheat from the chaff and it's interesting to see how much information people actually disclose to the world.

For the 'it's all about me generation' I hope they spend some time away from the screen and connect with people like our cover girls and the hockey team as these friendships are what really fill the heart.



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