I have a huge extended family. I’m practically related to everyone thanks to them and I don’t know even 4/5 of my relations. Occasionally mom drags me to some function where I know one person but apparently we’re related.
But the one thing I learnt is to be polite and friendly. Sadly most of my generation don’t think that. You could attend a function and have a part of the host not even smiling at you coz they were not the part that invited you. That’s just plain rude.
Anyway I was telling mom, once she’s gone the 4/5 of people I’m related to will cease to exist for me coz I have no idea who they are. My mom knows every one of them but besides the cute and sweet smile and the hello’s, I usually have nothing to say back so we remain acquaintance. I think this is where the world is headed.
Your friends are becoming the extended family and usually minus all the baggage. You know all the rituals you have for the uncles and aunties of the bride and groom, what we already do is change them to your close friends. Makes more sense.
Remember you can choose your friends but not your relatives ;p
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