Youth and friendship in a brave new social world

These days, to build a friendship is to defy the odds - odds imposed by the sheer structure of our lives. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
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When I was a child, I could not wait to grow up - to live the life I often daydreamed about and to build a future I could call my own.

But what I had failed to consider - and what no adult had ever really told me - was just how much I would have to leave behind.

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