I Feel Like I'm The Only One Able To Sustain Anything

Optimystic (@optimystic) 7 years, 9 months ago

I’ve stuck with everyone I’ve ever met for as long as they’ve continued to be kind, honest, and inquisitive. I’ve made myself available at all hours of all days and nights for those who have inspired me and those who have required my help. I’ve given nothing but love.

Where are the others like this?

October 24, 2014 at 7:57 pm
Anonymous (12) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I texted you back that one time but I think you ignored it. Haha. Yea I know how you feel… Some people don’t deserve energy from you. But I don’t think there is anything to lose to keep giving. Most people are afraid to reach out, but reaching out is stronger and makes you stronger. :)

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Anonymous (12) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I wondered if it didn’t go through and was worried that you thought I ignored you! It is upsetting to feel like people don’t value you. What they really value is usually something way less valuable than your care and attention.

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Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

You can text me again and I’ll get back to you.

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Brian Chaos (10) (@brian.chaos) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic I deeply empathize with the sense of frustration you describe.

The virtue you describe is very rare. There are others out there like you, but they are not easy to find.

If you find even 10 people in your entire life who truly live unselfishly you are fortunate.

I have been fortunate to know many unselfish people, but I’m not sure if I have ever met someone who is unselfish and also mentally strong. I have only read about such people in history.

If you feel your friends are unworthy of you, then most likely they are and if you aren’t already you would do well to open up your world to new social possibilities because it is nearly impossible to change another person or elevate another person who isn’t taking initiative on their own.

I have wasted a lot of positive energy and good faith on people who didn’t hold their own. It is worth the pain and effort of the search to find those who you can truly relate to and grow with.

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

They’re where others need them the most.

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Sometimes people only need them in history.

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Other times they’re already like them so they don’t.

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Blueflash (1) (@Blueflash) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Find the others. They’re out there, in this wilderness, feeling shunned and depressed the same as you. Too bad there’s probably a few hundred miles between you and the next one.

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Similar situation here. Sometimes your long time friends just disappear from your life no matter what you do, no matter how helpful and accomodating your are towards them.

When this happens you have to think about it from their perspective. In a sense, they are being short-sighted by abandoning a relationship with someone who really has their best interests in mind. And when you go through life with an attitude like that you tend to “paint yourself into a corner” eventually.

So don’t blame yourself. You didn’t do anything. Just enjoy your life and move on.

Many things that happen to us in life do not make sense or have a logical reason behind them.

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