|Kevin M Klerks||
In the past 10 years I've known one person who could honestly say "I knew you would do (or say) that" about me and they were right without asking me a single question.
The "me" you see publicly, the "me" that some friends see, and the "me" you see privately are not mutually exclusive.
This chart is probably the closest to accurate in how I view friends.
I do not like when people assume they know me without bothering to get to know me. I'm not talking colleagues or acquaintances. I'm talking those who I thought were good friends but never reply or reach out to me. Those who just include me when it's convenient for them.
There are a few people in my life who, for all the good and bad, I consider to be good friends and even family. It is a small circle.
And, I'll be bluntly honest, there's no one in that middle circle right now. So while some people know more about me than others, you don't know everything.
I am going to change that some more over the next few months. If you are interested, you'll read, if you are not you can ignore as you've done before.
I think the point I'm trying to make here is not to single out one friend over another, or to name names. I'm saying this about our society in general, forget covid, we are becoming more and more dependent on our phones and social media and memes and less on talking to one another about who we really are.
Is this because we're afraid to get to close? Is this because we're afraid of being used or abused? Perhaps. I just think it's sad, that's all.
I mean, myself, I don't ask much about people's personal lives. There is less than 10 people I would. It's not because I don't care about those not on that list. It's more the desire to connect with those people on a human level.
I was recently called "bitter" for being honestly frustrated with all the crap and deception that is going on in the world. I have no real distractions or alternative focus in my life at the moment, like so many who are quick to judge me, and that's probably the reason I'm focused on the mess. It is easy to ignore the clouds when you are looking at the ground all the time.
You will note that as I rebuild my Friends list on Facebook, I've focused more on people that have either achieved the colleagues circle or they are people I want to get to know more because they interest me in some way.
So, if you are on my Friends list now, you mean something to me more than just a name on a list.
This is my introduction to my new blog about me I'll be writing. It'll be linked to here when I update it. If I'm still on Facebook (who knows, being a right-wing supporter my days are always uncertain on social media). That's reality these days. If you want to keep following me I suggest you get an account on www.mewe.com or just check into my website www.kevinmklerks.ca from time to time.
Posts of this person nature, while public on my blog, will be shared here to Friends. So if you aren't in the smaller circles you won't know (unless you regularly check out my site that is).