While talking with someone about how I feel towards someone else (names omitted for the time being), I basically came to a point with no conclusion.
The person I was talking to asked me what was holding me back - what I was afraid of. My response was this:
"Rejection, mockery, and exploitation."
The response they gave me was that rejection and exploitation are normal, everyday things, and that mockery is just a fool's way of gaining recognition for the degradation of others.
Now, I can't but help think something that isn't very respectful to anyone, but how can you not worry about such things when you're surrounded by such fools? It's human nature to take advantage of the weakness of others to promote yourself.
Also, what good is there in sharing such a thing with someone when you know you won't see them very often, if at all, and that they live a fairly long distance away? Long distance relationships haven't worked for me, and I'm not sure if they would.
I suppose I just need to bite the bullet and explain myself before I lose the chance to, but I really have no motivation to. It's sad, and disturbing, and makes me look like a coward, but oh well. Hi, I'm Tim.
Don't take it so personally, they may have been speaking hypotheticaly, as they would have been too scared to act in the same position.
- Posted by Anonymous Coward (Guest) on January 3, 2006 at 10:28:30PM
I think you mis-read that.
- Posted by tim (Guest) on January 4, 2006 at 10:55:02PM