It Sucks To Be The One Who Cares Less, Too

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A lot of our social culture relies on pretending you care less than you actually do, from the three day rule of yore to simple (and rational) little self rules we have for social media: don’t initiate every texting conversation with someone. It’s generally just a bad look to appear too needy (thirsty). I think this has created a misunderstanding about what it means to be the person who cares more and what it means to be the person who cares less. One isn’t right while the other is wrong. The person who cares more isn’t “right” simply because they are getting hurt — that’s not relevant, the person who cares less doesn’t do it out of cruelty.

A person can’t choose to care more about you any more than they can choose to wake up tomorrow and decide they are going to passionately care about mathematics. I for…

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