Relationships can be tricky. People will show you who they think you want to see but overtime, you'll see who they truly are. This is what I call "Manufactured Influence," it's when you think your relationship is structurally sound and then you find out it was all a facade. It's like the picture, you look at only what is presented to you, and it's not until you walk around the side that you see there is no substance, no walls, and it holds nothing inside.
Recently, there have been a lot of blank stares looking back at me when I ask young people what they are looking f