The end of an era. The end of a friendship.

I unfriended a couple of close high school friends the other day.

Well, at least I thought they were.

You see, they’ve stopped talking to me regularly a long time ago. And to be honest with you, I don’t really know why.

You could say it’s an end of an era. We are all different people. We have all changed.

But the truth is, they still talk to one another. Except they exclude me.

High school and first year university seem like eons ago, but I can only think of three different times I could have offended them. But even after making these comments, they continued to talk to me for a while, so it can’t possibly be those reasons. After all, we are all young and stupid around the ages of 18 and 19.

For the longest time, I thought there was something wrong with me. Sometimes, I still feel that way. It hurts to be ignored and unfollowed. And when I try to make conversation by trying to see what’s new with each of them, it almost seems like it is a chore for them to carry on the conversation.

But as much as I think that I have done something wrong, I can’t help but think that I am better off without them. They don’t like confrontation. They just cut people out of their lives. Don’t you think that’s a bit cowardly?

I don’t deserve to be treated like this by people I regarded as my close friends. And from all the pettiness we all hated so much in high school, I’ve realized these friends of mine are the pettiest of all.

I am not a fan of high school. And it seems crazy to even think about it now. But I am hurt that people I considered my close friends would just ignore me like that. I am hurt that like a real friend should have done, none of you ever confronted me.

But i’m better than this. At least I have found real friends. It’s just too bad we all live in the same city and attend school in the same vicinity. Now if we ever run into each other, we will just stare and look down…as if we never shared secrets, laughs or had a friendship at all.

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