#ftw The older you get, the harder it is to make friends because the older you get, the more you realize that you actually hate everyone. And the weirdest part of all is that it’s really OK. Because the older you get, the less bullshit you’re willing to put up with.
When you’re young, you just want to be friends with everyone. We care far too much about what other people think of us. We’ll do a lot of shameful, embarrassing, self-destructive things just to make people like us. We’re desperate to be part of the "club".
I’ve seen how people can be. I don’t get involved in that shitstorm anymore. I’m over it. Completely and totally over it.
I’m still a friendly person. I chat it up with people, I hang out with people, but I don’t really let them in. I don’t tell them secrets. I don’t become vulnerable.
I’m past the point of making a new best friend. I have me, and I’m completely OK with that.
When you get to a certain age, making new friends stops being something that interests you. Because you’ve already been there and done that, I’ve been on this earth for 41 years and if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that people are the goddamn worst. When you’re a kid, you expect that people have your best interest at heart. You trust them.
When you get a little bit older and alot more jaded, you start to see the truth. People are almost entirely self-serving, and no one gives a fuck about you.
I toughened up because I had to. You can’t survive this sordid population without a thick skin.
The older you get, the less you choose to put anyone before yourself. When you stop caring about other people and start loving yourself, that’s when things really change for the better. The older you get, the less you stop looking for a ride-or-die friend. Instead, you start improving yourself.
Friends will leave you. You will never leave you. That’s the real shit.