So I have this buddy whom I've known for nearly 10 years. We've been close friends since high school and we hang out on a regular basis. I guess in a way, we've been like brothers. Lately, however, it seems like we are taking different paths. Mainly because I am working full time and he's still a student. He probably won't graduate for another few years. We went to different universities but we still hung out. He just transfered to that university last year and he started to make friends from his school. And I have my other friends from my own alma mater. Also we don't really have same interests and hobbies. He is interested in stuff that I don't really care about and vice versa. We like/play different sports (him = basketball & soccer, me = football, hockey & golf) My friends from my university, on the other hand, share similar interests and hobbies. So when we (me and college buddies) hang out or do something, it can be more than just sitting around and talking about some random stuff. I've been also noticing that we seem to have very different view on different aspects of life. (Even when I was still in school, I had different views on these stuff.) Of course, I am not putting him down or criticizing him. But what I am wondering is this. We haven't really talked to each other since mid October. He hasn't called me and I haven't called him. I guess he is busy hanging out with his own college friends. I have been busy with my new work/career (which I started in September) and I have my own college friends to hang out with. (Although, most of my college friends are also working full time and we all have been busy with our work.) I guess, in a way (but not really), it makes me a little mad that this friend (who claims to be my best friend) haven't even bother to call me just to say hello. I could've been drop dead for several weeks and he wouldn't even know about it. (At the same time, I also haven't even bothered to contact him.) I don't know. Do I still consider him as my "best friend"? On one hand, we are quite different and we haven't even talked to each other in few weeks. On the other hand, he has known me since we were kids and he is one of few friends from high school that I kept in touch with. Is your best friend quite different from you as well? I just wanted to get this out and hear what you have to say on this.