Saturday, January 03, 2009
comment from friend
My foreign friend (she's American) often makes this comment to people when they ask her about her week-end, “I have no life.” I wouldn’t pay much attention to this fleeting comment as I have also said it before. However, my friend says it a lot, and she often says it after I know that she has spent the week-end with friends, eating together, watching movies, or going shopping. And, on one particular occasion, she said it to someone about her previous week-end after she had hung out with me for a portion of the week-end. We had watched an enchanting movie and then gone out to supper afterward with some Chinese friends. In my opinion, it had been a rather enjoyable week-end for me, so I was surprised to hear my friend make this comment so flippantly. What did she mean that she had no life? Was my company or our activities not worthy of being considered “life” like? So this brings me back to my original question, what does she consider to be “a life.” Dear readers, what do you consider to be a "life?"