I had a long post written up about friends of the past, how I have realised some things, but then I got depressed writing it, so I erased it.
Instead, I'm going to share some lessons learned:
-if you are going to be late, or can't make it to the preplanned meeting place, a phone call is appropriate. Don't tell me, 3 weeks later when we run into each other downtown, that you spent the night at your girlfriends house and left your phone at home so you could not get in touch.
-If you befriend someone, don't befriend them out of selfishness. Don't invite them into your clic to make your clic look cooler, in fact don't be a clic.
-Choose your friends wisely. Choose friends who encourage you, to be a better person, to live up to your word. Choose friends who care not only about you, but about humankind as a whole. If your friend(s) seem to only care about you and what you think, and don't consider others around them, they most likely only care about themselves.
-Don't give up on your friends when they do something and "that is not the way you would have done it". Roll with it, offer suggestions, maybe, but don't discount them for pursuing their dreams!!!!
So what am I getting at? Be a good friend, be the best you can be, so that in turn you can have a positive affect on someone else.
Have a great day.