Mean people suck. It has always seemed to me that it’s much easier to be nice to people than to be mean.
* It takes more effort to exclude someone than to include them.
* It’s easier to smile than to frown.
* It’s easier to tell the truth than to lie.
Unfortunately hurt feelings last a long time and saying your sorry sometimes just doesn’t make it better. Regrettably the world is full of people who choose to be mean. Yes, I believe it is a choice. Life’s lesson is that when people are mean to you it’s best to let it run off you like water off a duck. Real friends aren’t mean. They’re either not _really_ your friend or they’re trying to impress someone else at your expense. In either case it sucks. Hurt takes time to heal and sometimes _”I’m sorry”_ just doesn’t cut it. Don’t sweat the small stuff. You probably cause yourself more angst by thinking about it that blowing it off.
Almost everyone should get a second chance, especially those you’ve known for a long time.
I hope my son learns this lesson.