In our lifetime, we might have many “friends”.
There are those who you call your “friends”, but in truth they’re just people you know and every once in a while catch up with. Then there are the people you refer to as friends, but are never able to fully be yourself around. And finally, there are your true friends who really make you feel alive.
Your true friends are the ones that know your every secret and are the first people you contact when you want to have a great time.
Unfortunately, in time, we all get swallowed up by life and don’t have as much time as we used to for our friends. And after high school and college the matter only gets worse as friendships become hard to sustain. You lose touch and your friends have take a different path in life from you, whether it be physically or mentally.
And the truth is, some people are willing to set aside time for you while others just can’t be bothered.
Friendships are hard to keep alive because they’re a two-way deal. If one person is fully on board while the other one just doesn’t care enough, it’s almost impossible to keep that friendship alive. And there’s no way around it, it simply hurts.
People change, and we inevitably face many disappointments when it comes to friends, but life has to go on. Furthermore, if a “friendship” is in the way of your development, don’t think twice and break it off. You can’t help it, some people are just bad for you, and if you are unhappy with the way things are going, try working on it or jump ship.
Our priorities change from friends to work and family as we grow older.
It becomes increasingly more difficult to keep friendships alive as we take on more responsibilities. Sadly, some people don’t realize that it’s not easy for their friends to make time for them any time they want. If you have to concentrate on important matters in your life and your friend refuses to make peace wit that, then it’s not hard to understand that they haven’t matured properly.
However, some people try to excuse themselves with all kinds of different reasons like “I’m busy” and after some time, you cannot do anything else but give up and hope that one day they contact you. The worst feeling is when you wait for them to get in touch with you but ages go by and they just never do. That shows you how much of a true friend they really are.
Trying to keep alive something that’s already dead is just a pointless waste of time and energy.
You might as well spend your time working on yourself.
And it doesn’t matter if you have 20 friends who are never there for you if you have one or two good friends you can truly count on.
Quality beats quantity here!
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