Just one of the feelings I have experienced (and continue to feel) is anger.
Anger at the time that was wasted.
Anger that I was made a fool of.
Anger that other people were strung along.
And anger at the worlds acceptance of such deceitful behaviour.
It’s also difficult to see how life is continuing. People do not seem to care much about character when making judgements about people or forming new friendships. I can assure you that what you see on the surface is sometimes not even a tiny bit of the picture of who someone really is.
Don’t be shallow. Find out who the person really is. Consider their past, how they have treated others – is this someone you’d really want to be friends with? If they have treated other people poorly in the past they might very well do the same to you.
What about the people who they treated poorly? How do you think it would feel to be the one left behind while the other person moves on flaunting their “wonderful” life and new friends with no consequences for their actions?
A friendly, bubbly exterior does not mean a genuine person. They might very well be dishonest, deceitful, disloyal but they can put on a very good act to hide it. They can be the life and soul of the party and have so many people round them but how many of these so called “friends” really know the true person inside? A desire for popularity is a result of insecurity.
Discovering the truth can be painful, believe me I know. But ignoring it is foolish. Don’t bury your head in the sand because you are afraid of what might happen. Yes it will involve change but don’t compromise your morals because you are afraid.
People judge you because of who you are friends with. Do you want to be considered as someone who is inconsiderate and selfish? So choose wisely. Surround yourself with people who are genuine. People who are honest, trustworthy and loyal. I know I have.