Pookie's Rants: We don't have to be friends

published on Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Of late, I have been having some strange encounters with old friends, classmates and even colleagues.

I wouldn't tag myself a proud person, but I have had all sorts of issues with friends that these days I choose my friends wisely. 

I do not just jump into friendships. So when someone I talk to, once in a while, starts to catch feelings about me not calling to check on them or me not showing too much interest in their lives, I ask myself, "when did I jump into the friendship boat with this person?"

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I won't ever make friends or the friends I have are enough, what I'm saying is that if I see somethings that I definitely can't stand in a person, I won't subject myself to a friendship with that person. Because obviously, in the end, it will lead to me being sad, angry or disappointed. So why bother?

So yeah, the lesson here is that because you talk to somebody, because you sometimes have good conversations with somebody, it doesn't necessarily mean you have to be friends or that you'll make good friends. Sometimes one or two good conversations are enough. Not everyone should be your friend.


I know sometimes, people wonder why I bother with Pookie's rants, but like I said before, I just need an avenue to come out with that which bothers me. And if I can share these rants with you guys and people can pick one or two things from them all's well and good!

I love you guys!