So I've come to realize that people, in general, suck. They are phony, fake, disingenuous, I think you get my drift. I hate it. I am honest, perhaps to a fault. I tell people what I really think. I try my best to be tactful about it and to not hurt feelings but remain true and real. It's an easier way of life. I don't understand why people choose to behave differently. Because, believe me, it's a conscious choice. No one forces you to be fake, you do it all on your own.
Now there are exceptions to the "people suck" statement. A few rare gems out there who are then considered friends, or at least acquaintances you don't mind commiserating with. I cherish these folks. I find them worth my time and that means a lot to me. I have been through a lot in my life and have wasted too much time on people and things that don't matter. That time is over. I now only want to spend my energy on people and things that truly matter, like my family and close friends. This means cutting some people out and I am OK with that.
NO ONE is worth chasing after. If they don't treat you how you treat them, cut them out.
If they don't fulfil you in some way, cut them out.
If you feel you give more to the relationship then you receive, cut them out.
If you feel worse after having interactions with them than before you did, cut them out.
OK off my soapbox.