Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Turn that line into the title of your post.
This is one of my all-time favourite Taylor Swift songs, from way back on her very first album. It’s beautifully written and painfully relatable. It has brought me to tears on numerous occasions throughout my teenage years.
I think I find this so relatable as I’m always the one giving out love (too much so most of the time) to people who wind up not caring at all. While it hurts, the line “it’s not his price to pay” is exactly right. It isn’t their fault, and no matter how angry you convince yourself to be at them, it is a burden only you can carry, a hurt only you can feel, and a blame only you can shoulder.
Despite all this, I don’t think I’ll ever change. I’d rather give love away “like it’s extra change” than to close myself off from these feelings. I’d rather be known as someone who killed with kindness, even if it is never returned, than someone who was nonchalant. Some of my friends worry about me getting hurt, but I’m okay with this if it means, even for a short time, someone is feeling wanted, respected, appreciated. There’s never enough of that in this world.