Putting one’s friends through a political litmus test, such as “donate to my causes, or we’re not…

You can throw your friends under the bus only so many times before they realize that you never were really a friend at all.

Removing people from your life who have demonstrated that they don’t care about you doesn’t lead to loneliness, although it may show you how alone you always were. In the end, it only creates room for new relationships with people you can trust.

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