Friends — how many of us have them? And by that, I really mean to consider the ones you can genuinely depend on. You may have noticed lately that your friend group isn't as ginormous as it used to be back in the day. You're getting older, and despite what those '90s movies about high school told us, you don't need a herd of friends backing you to know that you're worthy. To be honest, the older you get the less friends you need, because who's really counting? The ones who are meant to stick in your life will, and the ones who aren't will fade out.
Think about it this way — it's important to understand that the rules change when you get older. What you need and expect from a friend may have evolved, and the ones who can provide that have stuck with you. You have a set group of friends that might not take up an entire booth in a restaurant, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Having less friends when you get older isn't a sign that you started acting brand new. The people who were meant to stay around did ,and the ones who just got there aren't going anywhere. Your friend circle may be smaller, but the reasons behind why it's better that way as you get older, are multiplying all of the time.