Friendship Termination… say what?

Despite unfavourable fortunes as outlined in my horoscope for the day or week, and seemingly frivolous attempts at maintaining and manifesting friendships in a positive manner, I find myself for the last few days at a loss and on the suffering end.

As polite as it may be to inform someone that you are terminating a friendship in a somewhat of an amicable way, doing so with a back handed compliment doesn’t serve much purpose or benefit for anyone. I’m sure most people would prefer an abrasive end to friendship or correspondence.

So you compliment someone on their gentlemanly and kind nature and yet don’t see that as being good enough to maintain a friendship? Really? – You can’t be serious.

Shocking as it may seem. I’m not overly surprised given peoples lack of social ettiquite in this day and age. Take for instance a normal friendship; should it be like pulling teeth all the time to correspond? Should there be a lot of flaking by someone and cancelling of scheduled meetings? Should you really invite 20 people to an event if you want 10 to show up?

Its all really ridiculous and I don’t think its appropriate at all. People are so capable of cutting people out of their lives now. All you have to do is click a block button and you’ll never need to deal with them again. As simplistic as that is, its quite irritating. We make such an effort to try to make friends with only ones with whom we share a common interest or dedication.

However, that’s not realistic or representative of daily life. We all encounter people we aren’t particularly fond of, but we have to develop a tolerance to their stupidity and/or aggravations in order to obtain a goal, or finish something by deadline.

Why can’t we just take the same advice and apply that theory to the rest of our interactions with people and become more tolerant and have a plethora of types of people in our social circles and not block them from our lives because they don’t fit like a puzzle?

The realist in me knows it won’t ever happen, but the humanist side is depressed and hopelessly committed to obtaining that.

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