Social media "influencers" make a living off the content they create on platforms like Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. But though this might seem like a cushy "dream job," it comes at a price—not only to the influencers themselves, but to their friends and family members.
1.) From Cirrus-Ramparts:
She hasn’t come to anything I’ve invited her to in 5 years because she only goes to events that “further her business.” Regularly says things like, “we’re all using each other for something.” Sometimes she texts me the same exact thing word for word over a couple of days, and it’s obvious she just copy/pastes the same thing and sends it to all of us and then forgets who she has sent it to.
She still reaches out to me multiple times a year and claims I’m one of her best friends, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. I’ve told her as much, but she just says “this is my life now, my business comes first and if you can’t accept that, then I guess you’re not a real friend.”