I was raised to have a good character and therefore do not practise many things people consider trivial, like lying, swearing, cheating etc. and I stuck to it. Too bad my reality, as a child, had me thinking that everyone was raised the same. I grew up 'though and realized quickly that this was not the case.
You make friends and you meet people because it's a human thing to do. Surprisingly, you find out weeks, months or years later that these people you've surrounded yourself with are not who they say they are. You're upset, as you should, for wasting your time with fake people.
It happens to the best of us. These people hide their true personalities so well, it's their subtle actions you need to watch out for.
The devil inside them is at work if they...
- Always find some way to make you feel depressed.
- See that you're about to make a poor decision and don't steer you away from it.
- Never tell you about any opportunity because they are keeping it for themselves.
- Never see the need to help you with things because they fear you'll be better than them.
- As foolish as it is, tag you in one of their social media posts that shows them indulging in some sort of luxury, but didn't invite you.
It amazes me how pretentious people can be. This isn't a play, why are you pretending? If you're not feeling someone, then drop them! Why spread rumors about them, while you continue to be their 'friend'? Life is so much better focusing all your energy on yourself.
Sadly, it's usually after you've dropped the friendship you'll notice lots of things that didn't add up.
With fake friends, no, I won't attach 'friends' to the word because fake and friends are two completely different concepts. With fake people, if you watch these situations carefully, you'll realize they never win, contrary to what they believe. You will always rise above them in more ways than one!
Life is too short to surround yourself with negativity anyway! So be with people who...
- Exude positivity.
- Want the best not only for themselves, but for YOU.
- Makes you feel uplifted whenever you talk to them.
- You can confide in.
- Just makes you happy.
Technically, no amount of years can tell you whether or not that person is for you. You could meet someone tomorrow and see how much more genuine they are compared to a friend you've known for years.
Being a friend is second nature 'though, so anyone who struggles with something so simple should have a caution tape wrapped around them!