It is important to make sure that everyone in your "boat" is rowing and not drilling holes when you are not looking....KNOW YOUR CIRCLE.
A few loyal friends is a lot better than a having a bunch of snakes in your camp. Once you get pass the feeling of possibly being alone, you start to realize that it is better to "be alone for the right reasons, than be with a bunch of people for the wrong reasons".
Stop caring about being popular. If you choose popularity over everything else, you will lead a very popular but sad existence. I have learned to weave out those who were not genuine that was in my circle. Now, I am lighter, free, and happier than I have been a very long time. DO YOU HAVE SNAKES IN YOUR CAMP? DON'T YOU THINK ITS TIME TO WEAVE THE ENEMY OUT?
Have a great Thoughtful Thursday, everyone!