4 hours ago
Authenticity. Lots of folks lack this trait. Some telltale signs are constant self-promotion (aka bragging) and an inability to get beyond the surface level version of themselves (aka fronting). It's a characteristic in people that I loathe. If, after a year of being friends, for instance, you haven't seen a change in either trait, it's probably time to call it a wrap on the relationship. There are simply too many fake and shallow people in the world and, the older I get, the more I realize 1) they're not my kinda people, and 2) I don't have time for them or their games. I want real, honest, relationships. I want to know who's on my side, who's got my back, and who's gonna ride with me through the good, bad, and ugly.
A while back I was going through some things and, eventually, someone I thought was a friend, texted and said he hadn't been in touch because he didn't want to be part of the drama. Well, bruh, adios! Or, put differently: aloha means bye, too. If you're going to bail when I'm down, that speaks volumes. No need to say anything else. For real: Authenticity in a relationship breeds loyalty in friendship. Fakeness kills it. Authenticity...that's what I'm about and that's what I'm after. What about you? What is a key trait you look for? Think on these things. 'Night y'all. #alohaoutsider #carpealoha