When we are younger, we tend to have a much larger circle of friends and spend more of our time with a large number of people. At times, we believe that these people will stay at our side until the rest of our lives.
But, over time, everyone seems to leave, and they find a smaller circle of friends. This is a completely normal thing to do, and while it may sound wrong, it is actually OK!
As we grow older, our levels of tolerance seem to drop significantly, and we are simply not willing to put up with the problems that can arise. While younger, we often times make the interests of other people our top priority, in order to strengthen the bond and to make new friends.
This actually is one of the main causes of bad friendships, and the relationships that are built on these type of foundations, are highly toxic. As the years go by, this ends, and we are ready to walk away from a toxic relationship, even if it means that we are going to lose a friend.
Older people are not very interested in making new friends because they already have people that they trust, around them. This, however, does not mean that they will stop being friendly, but they are just aware that not all people are worth their time, trust and effort, because they have reached a point in their lives when they are mainly self-serving, and they do not genuinely care about you or the things that you want.
Often times, this can be a painful experience, but it is a necessary one because it is a real eye-opener. This allows you to put yourself in front of the others, and focus more on the things that you want, instead of worrying about the opinions of other people.
Sadly, this could bring many friendships to an end, but the positive thing is that it will keep your real friends and your family at your side.