My childhood best friend

Ok, when i mean childhood, I mean Jr. College cause i was stupid till very late in life. 

Anyway lets get to the story! 

I have one friend who I can say is my childhood best friend. He is someone I meet now once in 2 years or 3 years. We have nothing in common now. My world is different, even back then we had not much in common. Still we managed to connect and stay in touch over this long period of time. 

Sometimes I am ashamed of him, he is a bit unsophisticated, not open to new experiences. It is not that Iam very sophisticated or something (but I think I might be a closet hipster)  But sometimes he completely surprises me with his wisdom. He will just say one sentence and get me rooted to the ground. 

I am not really emotional about my childhood friend, I think I have a more of a intellectual curiosity about us. I probably meet him once in a few years just to hear that one piece of wisdom which knocks me down or brings me down to mother earth. 

I wish it was a emotional bond, but its not. Its just the thrill of comparison which drives my friendship towards him and then after a pretty mundane evening hearing all the mundane stuff, he throws one piece of gem from his experiences of life.

Maybe its because of his upbringing, I am from a broken family, and he is from a huge joint family. Sometimes in life its the differences in each other which brings us together than similarities. 

He is also at the end of the day, someone who has stood by me and holds very high moral standards. I do respect him as a person.