How To Lose Friends and Alienate People

No, I have neither seen the movie nor read the book. It just seems like lately I have been doing things to that effect. Not returning calls, not sms’ing back, not replying to felicitous emails, not greeting friends and acquaintances on their special days and not even replying to comments left on this blog. I have even stopped blogging and bloghopping altogether. It is just so energy-consuming. Yeah this blogging thing. Who cares about my opinion anyway? So much things are going on around the world, and here am I pouring out trivial crap. 

Wait, was it John Lennon who said something like,”Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”? That dude if he were alive today, would have perhaps said something like, “Life is what happens while you are busy blogging it away.” There! That’s how I alienate people. Sometimes I can really say or write hurtful things. Even to myself.    

I know I have a predisposition to “enjoy” solitude. Maybe it is just a phase. Mid-life crisis? Oh, c’mon! I’m way past mid-life. Didn’t you remember I was much older than Yoda? Somehow as years go by, I find it more and more difficult to meet new people. I mean to really know people and to build up new relationships. It has probably taken its toll on me. Yes, this moving around places. You meet some, here and there, and the next thing you know, you got to move on again. You sort of get jaded. I once read a WWII memoir of a young soldier telling the story of how the veterans refuse to befriend the newcomers, or advise them not to get too close to one another. Of course they didn’t want them to get attached to anyone who will probably be killed in action sooner or later. Ok, that might not be the case for me. But it anyway feels like that everytime it’s time to pack bags and move out of the old city.

How do I conclude this very loosely written entry? Well I don’t know. Sorry if I wasted your time. To you and you and you and you, who greeted happy holidays, happy holidays back. I’m sorry I don’t even have the courtesy to name you. I would like to lie that you were all in my thoughts, but I cannot.

Ok it should not be that hard to lie.

You were all in my thoughts and I am wishing you all well!

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2 Responses to How To Lose Friends and Alienate People

  1. Smek this! says:

    C’mon now, man! You had the energy to write the same blog entry twice, don’t underestimate yourself, LOL! Anyway, may the 4’s B with U!

  2. reyna elena says:

    it’s not a sin if you don’t have the time to blog hop or leave messages or something. once friendship is connected, that connection remains and is not detached simply because you lost your internet connection – figuratively speaking. kaya wag kang magtatago, kaya kitang hanapin. BFF na kita. wala ka nang magagawa pa. hahahaha!i have 2 recent incidents to answer your question on how to lose friends hahaha you don’t have to read them! hahaha

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