With today's wrestling product not as controversial or edgy as it once was, it's common to find people quickly lose interest in watching each week. Of course, there'll always be those group of people who will declare that the Attitude Era was the greatest thing to ever happen to wrestling, and I'm not saying it isn't, but they have to face the facts: it's not coming back. Any attempt to recreate something will not be as good as the original, I can promise you that. A lot of fans today were probably watching back then and are comparing today's product to back then. That's all fine and dandy, but you just have to appreciate wrestling for what it is today. It could be ten times worse. We all complain about what certain companies are doing wrong, but more than likely, there's probably a lot more things they're doing right. What I'm trying to get at is that because wrestling evolved so drastically in the last decade, many fans start to see themselves distance themselves from the product.
Whether it be because they're no longer interested or just can't allow themselves to watch it, they essentially graduate from being a wrestling fan. I, for one, started watching wrestling back in early 2008 when I was still 12 years old, much later than most fans, so I'll probably be a wrestling fan for longer since I wasn't a fan at the times when it was so different. I once had a good friend (who've I've mentioned countless times before) who had been watching since she was a toddler. She never missed an episode of Raw until 2011 came around, where she only watched a few episodes from time to time. That's another thing. Once you reach your teenage years and beyond, you might not even have time to watch wrestling. Luckily, I do have the time (I know, call me a loser) so I'm able to watch, write, and talk about wrestling. What made me somewhat sad about the whole scenario was that when I first met her, the only thing she ever talked about was one day becoming a WWE Diva. Hell, she even got insulted when I made a crack about the Divas division and she automatically hated me for a week. That's how determined she was on one day working for WWE.
I did in fact writing something similar to this column awhile back entitled "Forever Alone", but this specific Injection of Inspiration blog post will go a bit more in depth. Following a series of events that recently transpired, I thought it was only appropriate to write a post that was somewhat related to the situation at hand. For those of you who've read my #August18 story that I told on Twitter a few weeks back, you'd know that a girl that I had been talking to about a year ago eventually left me for my best friend. I won't repost the entire story here, but after that occurred, it was pretty much all in the past. I make amends with that best friend a few months later and treated it like nothing had ever happened, but I've hardly talked to that girl G since. The last time we actually spoke was Christmas, so you could tell it's obviously been awhile.
Anyways, the fair I just happened to meet her at last year is an annual event I attend every year that occurs in a town I used to live in. I notified a few of my friends a few weeks ago that I was going and they said they'd get back to me, but never did. Turns out one of my good friends was at the fair with that girl G, so that came as a bit of a surprise. I'm not at all angry over the fact he's more than likely seeing/talking to a girl I used to like, but more so the fact he lied to me. I've known the kid for years, so that was probably the most shocking aspect about the whole situation. So, that leads me to today's topic: fake friends. We've all had them at some point in our lives. They're simply unavoidable. You'll always have that one friend that either turns their back on you when you least expect it or doesn't turn out who they seem to be. As terrible as that may sound, it's the cold, hard truth. The important thing is attempting to not befriend those sorts of people.
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