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“The Older I Get” and 3 Honest Reasons Why We Have Fewer Friends As We Get Older

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  • Arden is a Senior Country Music Journalist for Country Thang Daily, specializing in classic hits and contemporary chart-toppers.
  • Prior to joining Country Thang Daily, Arden wrote for Billboard and People magazine, covering country music legends and emerging artists.
  • Arden holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Tennessee, with a minor in Music Studies.

The Older I Get, I realize that friends are important in our lives. Studies show that satisfying, fulfilling friendships play a major role in our physical and emotional well-being. 

As we age, we notice that we have fewer friends than we had when we were younger. It just happens for a variety of reasons.

We listed three honest reasons why our number of friends decline as we age.

1. We got rid of toxic relationships.

As we get older, we tend to veer away from the dramas in life including staying away from toxic people and relationships as we came into age.

At one point in our lives, we choose those people we wanted to keep and let go of those who are better off with others. 

friends, Alan Jackson, The Older I Get
Via inc.com

2. We meet new friends who share our vision.

As we continue our journey in life, we meet people who share the same interest or those who lead us to reach our goals. We find ourselves spending more time with these people who make us more productive.

friends, Alan Jackson, The Older I Get
Via weheartit.com

3. We needed a balanced life.

Adulthood responsibilities keep increasing and we need to balance work, life, family, friends and ourselves. This means we have to lose some to make time for the others.

friends, Alan Jackson, The Older I Get
Via inc.com

“The Older I Get”

Alan Jackson released this song that talks about getting older and wiser and more content in life. Just a few days before he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The reflective ballad is filled with revelations and realizations that can only come from a well-lived life and the words and melody create an instant image of Jackson’s own place in life and country music.

 

friends, Alan Jackson, The Older I Get
Via umgnashville.com

He said on a press release that it is a reflection o what the country singer feels these days. The message of the song was different when he first heard it so he gave it a more positive note.

The song was written by Adam Wright, Hailey Whitters and Sarah Allison Turner.

Check out the video here:

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