Feeling Invested

We all lead people on. Whether it’s intentional or not. Sometimes we even do it out of pure boredom. But do we ever think about the consequences of the act of leading somebody on? I mean, as you lure some poor, unsuspecting person into a spiral of emotions do you seem to understand the repercussions of how they’re going to feel after you’re done with the attention seeking?

As humans, we have to feel “wanted”– and that’s natural, nobody, no matter how much they may deny it, wants to end up alone. Sometimes people settle for less, lead people on to feel desired, receive gifts but is that really wrong? Maybe the other person wants to feel “needed” by someone and therefore doesn’t feel used.

Relationships are confusing, there are so many different “dating categories” these days that pretty soon, no one’s going to know whether they’re in a relationship with someone or not. There’s the high school sweethearts, long-distance, friends with benefits, short term (a few months), long term (years) and then there’s the polygamists and cheaters. When did dating become so complicated?

We need to stop and think about whether relationships or people in general are worth your emotional investment. Because life’s too short to be spending it with someone who won’t invest in you–and is only using you as an emotional boost for themselves. Why waste time on people that won’t give back? Because relationships are a two-way street, and if they can’t reciprocate kind gestures back to you, it’s time to cancel the transaction because the interest rate will not only fluctuate between not interested and interested sometimes, but will ’cause you bankruptcy.

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2 thoughts on “Feeling Invested

  1. Kari Ann says:

    AMEN. I needed to hear this tonight. Thank you.

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