Knowing someone who has been around since your childhood days, but still not knowing that person. Not really having that personal connection.
Like, he could be my father’s friend’s mother’s brother’s grandson. Meeting at parties or gatherings. Knowing what the other is officially doing in life. In developers terminology, being given the protected view into their life. Not totally private, not totally public.
Not knowing how to become friends, how to break into that private bubble, and know more than where they work. Learn what they want in life. Learn how they handle life so like mine. Learn what makes them smile, chuckle or just be sad.
It’s weird being an introvert but still wanting to get to know people other than those in my tight circle of friends and family.