when you’re three seconds away from doing something that will be largely stupid and pointless.
some people will only ever see what they want to see, even if you hit them in the eyes with reality like a Triffid barb. them’s the breaks. you can’t make a person understand you if they are determined not to, no matter how plainly you state the truth to them.
and yet, it still rankles.
I will only fall in love with my next romantic partner if they prove to me that they can see and value me, as I am, not whatever they would rather I’d be, and not for what they can get out of me.