posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 02:32 PM
The OP is correct, times have unequivocally changed, but its not to say that most people way-back-when werent just as bad as now, sometimes they were
even worse than the more refined a-holes you encounter nowadays.
It gets down to this (at least from my perspective); in your entire life, you will only meet very very few people whom deserve your time commitment
and friendship in the long run. In fact, it is most likely that you will not come across more than three persons maximum who deserve to be called true
Something I have noted with about 90% of those I once called a friend but no longer, is that these same people can in-turn become your biggest enemy
just as quickly as they "supposedly" became your friend in the first place. And this would not be your decision, rather it would be theirs.
You will also note that the state of "friendship" is subject to change at any given time and varies with benefit and interest, almost like a
contract. If at any given you find yourself on the floor trying to get up in your life or no longer offer any specific "benefit" to the person(s) in
question, then they are suddenly no longer your friend, and couldnt care less about you. And sometimes depending on how envious humans can be, you
might find yourself in a predicament you couldnt have fathomed just days before.
It really is funny how quickly some people can proclaim others as enemies, and without any base or reason too.
A long time ago, before the age of the internet, IPODs, mobile phones, and Facebook; there were more down to earth folks, people more concerned with
substance than superficial BS. I'm afraid to say that in terms of "acquaintances" this day and age does not offer much.
I was once an idealistic optimist, but you can thank mother Earth for changing me to a realist.
[edit on 24/6/09 by Majorion]