As we get older we realize that it isn't how many friends that you have it is the quality of friends you have. Also, as you get older it is easier to spot the people in your life that are only meant to be there for a short period of time. People are either lessons or blessings.
I recently have dropped a couple people in my life. I was always there when they needed me, but they were never there when I needed them. This created stress in my life that I just didn't need. It felt like I was walking on egg shells when we would talk. Like what I had to say didn't matter or what I wanted to do wasn't worth doing. Why would I want to be friends with someone who doesn't take my thoughts and opinions into account? I don't. I don't need that. I quit.
After removing them from my life, I have been more comfortable just living as myself and also more outgoing. It is now that I fully realize the amount of stress having toxic people in my life created. When it comes to friends you will most likely have more lessons than blessings, but as long as you learn from it, those lessons will only amplify the blessings in your life.