When someone does things for you, regardless of who it is for, the least they can expect is a little appreciation or encouragement for their effort. In my family, such things are non-existent. More so when it comes to the things I do, much less the things I accomplish.
There is little sincerity in the hollow sounding words and constant nagging criticisms in my family. Much of which influenced my need to try and achieve things in my life that will eventually garner people who’d just pay some attention. Yet even that road is hard, very little of which have brought about a genuine show of appreciation. However, even that handful of thanks and encouragement still means a lot more to me than the things I do.
I have learned throughout the years, that eventually, there isn’t any point in doing something for people who just say they want it or people who aren’t going to give you the benefit of the doubt. There is a difference between encouraging criticism and just beating you down for the hell of it, much the latter seemingly indistinguishable from the former due to the constant exposure to it.
So if people are just going to be mean about it, there isn’t any need for me to do anything to impress them, regardless of who’s asking. What’s the point of putting in so much effort into something only to see people complain that it isn’t up to standards that defy common sense. There isn’t any point stressing out over it.
So I’m not going to.
I’ll just save that effort for people who appreciate and enjoy what I have to give. It’s easier than wasting time on you if you’re still going to complain about it in the end anyway.