I am not one of those people who has 2,000 facebook friends. When I see someone with that many, I just shake my head. Are there really 2,000 people you want seeing your gnocchi dish or kid’s finger paint? Maybe. I suppose some people want everyone to see the most mundane parts if their lives. It could also be that they do not even process it that way. They just accumulate friends. And, that is that.
Regardless, I don’t accumulate Facebook friends. But that is not what this is about. It’s almost the opposite.
While I do not accumulate Facebook friends, there have been times when I have “lost” friends. They just either disappeared, grew distant or we intentionally stopped the friendship. The latter is not what I tend to do. People just drift apart at times.
What struck me the other day is how some people will take the lack of friendship to mean now being enemies. And, that is not the case at all. At least, not for me. Things need not be an either or. Not one extteme versus the other. A friendship can end amicably and one moves on wishing them well. You just dont want them in your life. And, there’s nothing wrong with that.