Thanks for sharing.
In my twenties I completed a two year course and did not make a single friend the entire time. I didn’t care all that much, I actually had nothing in common with the other students anyway.
I am glad your experience made you stronger. I am glad your experience pushed you towards success. If it makes you feel any better Steven Speilberg did not have any school friends either – and look how successful he became.
I bet if you bumped into any of those boys from your high school days now, they would be interested to know what you’re up to these days.
I fortunately don’t really care about what people from my school days think about me. Even if I was really successful, I still wouldn’t care. I am not about trying to impress others. I have only one person in this life that I need to impress, and that is myself.