When I was young I believed, “The more friends, the merrier.” While this can still be true in certain circumstances, I’ve come to learn that focusing on quality over quantity improves your life drastically when it comes to friendship.
The unfortunate truth is that not all friendships are not meant to build and last. Sometimes people drift away because each has grown in different directions. Sometimes friends discover they do not have as much in common as they once did. Sometimes, for one reason or another, there is no longer enough effort in a friendship.
While it may be hard, accepting this will make you happier and better in the long run. Because grasping at and trying to force a friendship with someone will make you unhappy. After all, your friendship should be a privilege.
When you focus on the relationships in life that come naturally, with people you wish to be like, you will be much more at ease in the environment around you.