This whole COVID-19 thing has really brought out the ugly side of humanity. Yes, there are good things happening but on average it really has revealed who people really are. I have lost so many people that I thought were friends recently, that my head is still spinning.
Some I lost because I disagree with their very radical political views recently. Yes, I’m sure the world’s governments all got together and agreed that they would fake this entire COVID-19 virus just so the United States can take away your rights. Yes, I’m sure that COVID-19 is like a spider or tick and it is just lurking around waiting to drop on you as you pass by, infecting you. I have lost some friends because they know more than you or anyone else for that matter. You know the person, who just has to chime in and impart the world with their vast knowledge about any subject. I have lost some because they just aren’t who I thought they were (these are the ones that hurt the most because I dared to let them inside the circle and then they betrayed me.). And others who just no longer want to be friends for whatever personal reason they may have.
To be honest, I think some of the above friends have had a little mental health issue going on since COVID. I think that all this staying at home is really taking its toll on everyone and they are acting differently. I know that it has a negative effect on me, but then losing friends has a lasting effect on me as well, since I don’t make friends very quickly, to begin with. I have been used too many times, by people who I let in and then I found out who they really are.
There is an old-school rap song, by the 80s group Whodini, titled “Friends“. Nearly 40 years later and the words still today hold true, at least for me they do.
Is a word we use everyday Most the time we use it in the wrong way Now you can look the word up, again and again But the dictionary doesn’t know the meaning of friends And if you ask me, you know, I couldn’t be much help Because a friend’s somebody you judge for yourself Some are okay, and they treat you real cool And some mistake your kindness for being a fool We like to be with some, because they’re funny Others come around when they need some money Some you grew up with, around the way And you’re still real close to this very day Homeboys through the Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall And then there’s some we wish we never knew at all And this list goes on, again and again But these are the people that we call friends
I guess it is what it is.