One of the interesting things about social networking sites is re-discovering friends or acquaintances from the past. Sometimes it can lead to awkward interactions and ignored friend requests.
But sometimes it can tell you more about a person that you might have lost touch with. Through friending, one can find out information about where that person is at, what they ended up doing, where they work now, etc.
One person I recently found had a raw deal (my opinion) after graduation. From what I remember, her long term boyfriend had asked her to give up opportunities after graduation so they could be together. Then, a few weeks prior to graduation, they broke up (I believe he broke up with her). Yes, she was just as responsible for giving up that chance, but it was still not exactly fair. I remember her talking about how she struggled to get her feet under her and to make new plans. The opportunity she had passed up was gone.
It's been over ten years, and she and I had lost touch. But I noticed that she's now married, and really happy. I'm not suggesting that being married, having kids or graduating from a grad program (or medical school) equals happiness.
If there's one thing I've learned over the years, there is no guarantee for happiness.
I'm just glad to hear that she is back on her feet and happy. There are a lot of people that I've known over the years that I simply wish every happiness.