When a long-lost acquaintance suddenly reappears after years of absence, proclaiming you as their newfound BFF (Bonafide Fake Friend or BFF), it can stir a mix of emotions and skepticism. At 70 years old, having lived through a multitude of life experiences, you’ve come to cherish the genuine connections you’ve built over time. These real friendships are like precious gems, rare and invaluable.
The sudden appearance of this individual, who shows little genuine interest in you as a person, but rather focuses on what you can offer—be it your talents, skills, or financial stability—raises red flags. Their intentions seem transparent, driven by personal gain rather than genuine companionship.
It’s disheartening to realize that this person views you merely as a means to an end, rather than valuing you for who you are and the history you may share. The lack of genuine interest in your well-being and life journey further emphasizes the superficiality of their intentions.
At this stage in life, with a limited number of true friends who have stood by you through thick and thin, it becomes clear that quality far outweighs quantity when it comes to friendships. These genuine connections have been nurtured over years, built on trust, mutual respect, and shared experiences.
In releasing these Bonafide Fake Friends to the universe, you do so with a sense of liberation and peace. It’s a conscious decision to prioritize your own well-being and preserve the authenticity of your inner circle. While wishing them well on their journey, you recognize that their presence in your life would only detract from the meaningful connections you’ve cultivated.