I usually don’t care whether people like me or not. I don’t make friends with many of them. They come and go, only making you miss them.

However, there are certain people in your life whom you like and whose opinion matters to you. Then comes the fear that they might not like you back and you’re trying so much to be the best version of yourself. You want to be funny, cool and nonchalant only to be liked by that person.

But I have to be honest with myself. These people who speak to me a lot, they also speak a lot to others the same way. They don’t speak to you because they want to form a bond with you, but because it’s the way they are. They are nice to everyone, they talk to everyone but they really like no one.

I am a quiet person and I’ve been caught in that trap many times. I talk to chatty people because they talk to me, and then I feel that they are special to me. But you… you are nothing to them. Just another talking mouth.

8 thoughts on “Promise

  1. Wow… This elicited some introspection. While I tend to be selective about close friends, I also enjoy meeting new people and engaging socially. It’s one of the reasons I interact on WP. I’ve never thought about how that might be interpreted by others who invest a great deal in social interactions. There’s certainly no intent toward harm. But the honesty is thought provoking.

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    1. I’m glad there are people like you in society. In fact, I’ve always envied people who could easily speak to others because I, most of the time, simply don’t know what to talk about…

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    1. Some people don’t realise that their behaviour can cause harm. They stay fake to stay sane and still have that contact with another human. Being authentic is being bold.


  2. I feel the same way about how people’s opinions only matter if you are close to them. There are few people who’s opinions matter to me, but the ones that do… they REALLY matter. I like how you spun that idea into other people and how you wish that feeling was reciprocated. Hope you are well and thank you for this!

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