I believe that this is my life mantra, for real. I know I say it at least five times a day. But really, excellent article. These things should be common sense, but since that thing isn’t really so common after all, great job :)
I truly think that seeing all of this in one place, broken down so bluntly, is helpful. Especially the piece about fewer friends. It used to bother me that I didn’t have this huge circle of friends. And then I realized what you did. Less friends, less drama. True friends are hard to come by, and priceless.