Seriously guys, just be COOL.
Not ‘cool’ in the private-school-jock-sense of being cool - teasing you for your rust-red hair, exceptional clarinet skills and impressive inability to speak to women without your voice cracking - but cool in the nice-person-sense of being cool.
Apparently, despite the fact that it doesn’t cost you anything, nor does it require intelligence or skill, many people find it difficult to simply be nice to others.
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You really only need two friends in life. The first friend is honest and loyal. They’ll be there when you need them, offer great advice and steer you away from danger when you ask them to.
It’s a reciprocal arrangement, based on balance, respect and shared values of some kind.
The other friendship is less complicated. You don’t see them much and the times that you do are guaranteed to be fun and frivolous.
And now for this week’s example of things that nobody thinks or actually says in real life, ever. Exhibit A: This video.
Not only is it extremely uncomfortable to watch, the sentiment, that most people are more likable on Facebook, is completely untrue.
Most people I know and love are much, much better humans in real life.
Can you really call someone a friend if they lie to you all the time? I’m starting to wonder if a once-close friend is now worth having at all. It’s not like they’re big or crazy lies, they’re just a series of continuous small ones about silly little life things (work, friendships, money) but they’re starting to add up and it’s driving me crazy. Actually, it’s making me upset.
It all started about a year ago when I made a big change in my life with my husband. At first it felt like she was keeping her distance from me, our conversations became less regular and things felt strained. But when I asked her about what she might be feeling, she’d just make up an excuse or tell me I was imagining it. One year on though and it’s starting to be confusing. Especially as I keep finding out through one way or the other (including sometimes from her partner) that what she tells me is actually not the truth.
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