As someone who used to find it annoying when you message someone and they don't reply, I've got to say, I'm starting to see why not responding or not feeling like you have to respond to a text or a message can be liberating. Some might see not replying to someone as rude or immature, but quite honestly, with me approaching my 30's in a couple years, I personally don't feel that I should have to explain why I'm an introvert and my lack of actions because of it. Here's the full story: The only person in the town that I live in that resembles something close to a friend is constantly bothering me about this girl he wants to be with that I told him to stay away from from the very beginning. She's got four baby daddies and now a fifth, somehow they were ALL woman beaters (red flag should be popping up at that) and she's demonstrated infidelity time and again and yet somehow, he thinks that he's somehow special. I've gotten to where I ignore him more often than not and most of what I call my friends are online, specifically Twitch/Discord. I find that I connect to them much more and there is friendship to be had when you have somebody who's like-minded. It's easy to find like-minded people when you look for a video game being streamed, it makes conversations much easier to start when you already know what they like. This particular person also has a tendency to be particularly annoying. Try and have a debate with him say Goku vs Thanos, and when he can't win a debate with any kind of reasoning which is most of the time, he'll laugh and take the debate off into an unrelated tangent or just say something like "Goku wins because he's Goku." Now this is merely an example, but I like to debate and I find that kind of behavior rather childish. There's also the matter of any time he messages me when he's excited about something, I do my best to try and be as excited as he is to let him know that somebody at least half ass cares. I'll ask questions about it to try and find more out about it. When I tell him about something that I find exciting, I either get a "hell yeah" or no response at all. It is because of instances like this that I find myself less and less capable of dealing with drivel and bullshit especially so close to home. So tell me, folks, are there people that you consistently ignore? Do you feel like it's right? Feel like it's wrong?