No matter how long you have known someone, they will ultimately show their true colors.
I get fooled time and again, year after year, believing that finally I found someone I can trust.
From my school days, I learnt to build life long relationships. It has always been my intention to maintain contact with people for long term.
However, I realize all it takes is for your circumstance to change.
My experience at work was I had the best working relationship with people. The day I put my papers, everyone’s attitude changed. My vendors used to be concerned about my health and well being all the time, because I gave them business. Not anymore.
Friends are no different. I had to just tell people I no longer live in the United Kingdom and returned to India and since then I haven’t heard from anyone, especially those who used to inquire about me to know the U.K. weather quite regularly.
For past few years, I have now got used to it and not surprised at all. Yet, it does not stop me from interacting with people or get to know people.
I can’t change people and I don’t want to. I can only set an example by not being like them.
Because, I always believed that it doesn’t matter how good looking one is or how much wealth s/he has gained, one’s true character is tested when someone you know is facing challenges in life. How do you respond to such situations ?
If you won’t be there when someone needs you the most, then I am sorry I wouldn’t want to be associated with such people. Unfortunately, you know their true character, only when you are facing adversity in life.
Karma is a bitch and she comes back to haunt people who let down people they knew in times of difficulties.
I look at the positive. I am now stronger than ever – thanks to all those who showed their true colors when it mattered the most.