QUOTE (Boneworks @ May 30 2011, 08:37 AM)
true friends can only be found in elementary school because that's before our minds our darken by evil intentions to hurt others.
I wouldn't say it has so much to do with developing "evil intentions" per se and more with building up a conscience and growing self-aware; rather than staying within that air of innocence during infancy and early adolescence. Of course the environment also plays a big role as well, but can those so-called "fake" friends be the only one's at fault if they had the same experience in their past? Not to say their actions now are justified and it could honestly be that they commit such acts out of pure malice devoid of their conditioning in the past, but it's just interesting to note that those who betray are sometimes those who have already been betrayed and might believe it's a common course in life to do unto others what has happened to them; does that make them evil, does it mean they wish to intentionally hurt those around them, or is it just to find a way to mend that emotional scar in their hearts by trying to seek someone out there to prove them wrong?
Er, well, that last sentence is mainly an idealistic assumption, but I believe (most) individuals aren't over-taken by evil intentions when growing out of adolescence; instead it's learning to question your own existence and how peer's actually think of you, coupled with what you were exposed as you were progressing through life (and for some it could of easily been a battle of survival just to get to where they are today). Again: not saying it justifies treachery, but a little introspective look at the "why" behind it can sometimes change the epilogue of the outcome though it's ultimately up to the person who was betrayed to decide whether to spend the time and figure it out or move on, and to be honest the second option is usually the path more frequently walked upon, because the reasons may be nothing more than petty insecurities or pure satisfaction from those acts.
Sorry to ramble on a bit and obviously (hopefully) not giving anyone the impression that faker's deserve any condolences as they still have the ability to not commit such acts towards those close to them; but there are other justified reasons out their as well as to why they do what they do.