Heard. Truth be told you learn who your true friends are a few years after high school. Whoever sticks around, sticks around. And they do because they care about you, not because they're required to be in the same building with you for 8 hours a day. I too can count on one hand all of the true friends I made in high school. I've made some awesome new friends afterwards, but very few. It's better to have a few very close friends, than a thousand aquaintances.
I completely agree.
I was never uber popular or anything in high school, but I did well socially. People liked me, I liked them, you know-- what ever.
But what really killed me in HS was how so many other people acted towards me and their other "friends", how everything was pure drama, fighting, pettiness. I couldnt understand (and still dont) why people keep people around in their lives, even when neither is happy in doing so.
I distanced myself quite a bit for many people because of that, which made a lot of them angry. Again, I dont get it, if youre not happy and Im not happy, just let me peacefully go.
But now in college (and beyond, with adult friends), Im finally away from that...mostly. People seek people out for friendships, ones full of mutual respect, caring and understanding. Arguments are not made to be made and are not won- theyre just understood and done with due respect.
My friends now, even the few who managed to stay with me through HS, they really, truly care about me, and I them. I respect them very much; truly respect them, for all that they are, and all that theyre not.
It gets better after HS, heck, after college. People stop being stupid (sort of) and realize how to behave and be good, kind people. At that point, its up to you to find them and become friends :D