When Old Friends Visit

It’s the best when we are with old friends and even new ones. Conversations range from today’s news to our first coming together, whether as family, childhood friends, campers, staff, and the many people I worked with developing better relationships with each other. It’s particularly fun when we share old stories, and we have lots of them!

So, as we age, all the above people help us live each day. Memories are the best when they bring back a very full past. Sour history is best left in the place where memories are stored. Revisiting the good times is much more fun for everyone when we come together.

What is surprising is our own memory bank and how we can recall and even picture those special times. It is a fact that relationships of our past (important ones) become today’s conversation. There is nothing like being face to face.
I bring this up because it is a” happening” where we are all “PRESENT” with each other. As I have often written, is there a better place to be than together and in the same “now?”

Be sure this is not about us alone but a joy shared by all humans. “People need people”—beginning with the birth process and continuing to our last moments. We would hope that this occurs with all humans, but of course, not all are blessed to have this experience. Our streets (everywhere) are filled with the ill, disturbed, lost, poor, and helpless people who do not, and maybe cannot, experience what it means to be “one with others.

We believe in the vital importance of the “good” family, friends, and even the people we meet today. Dialogue is a blessing.
People need people—Barbara sings this so well—It is a pure truth.


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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