There are good and bad friends, very close friends, friends, and casual friends and all of them need a different approach.
The best friends are close friends with whom you can be honest, sincere, and develop dependable trusting relationships on a level of intimacy bordering on marriage. You frequently have frequent interaction with close friends.
Regular friends are humans with which you don’t interact so frequently and may not share your intimate secrets with for fear of public embarrassment or criticism.
Casual friends are humans with which you interact with on the job or see publicly but don’t know too much about.
If you and your friends are having lousy lives filled with failure, pessimism, and bad addictive lifestyles then it is time that you stopped the downward spiral, drop those bad friendships, and start looking for new or better ones. Misery loves company and if you are miserable chances are that you have some miserable friends which trap you into your dysfunctional lifestyle.
If you are optimistic, happy, honest, sincere, and dependable then your chances of getting good friends who will trust, respect, and maybe even admire you will increase.
It is a fact of life that most of the best friends are humans around your own age, are of the same sex, have the same educational level, are in the same profession, have the same common interests, have similar incomes, and are single or married just like you.
If you are unemployed or working at minimum wage, have a bad education, and have bad communication skills then don’t expect your friends to be wealthy, educated, with family, and interested in spending some of their time, energy, and money on you.
The truth is that good friendships frequently have many things in common and great differences in age or lifestyle are frequently not compatible.
Finally if you are unhappy, pessimistic, and unemployed with shitty friends then drop your shitty friends, get your shit together by Googling about your problems or getting professional advice, and only then start looking for new friends if you feel that you want them. Sometimes staying single without friends is the smartest thing to do until your job life and shitty feelings improve.
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