You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself -- Ricky Nelson, "Garden Party" Came across a blog post on Tumblr the other day, the OP was bemoaning the fact that they'd been nice to people and didn't get the reaction they expected.
As they put it:
I don’t understand how I can be so nice to people and I STILL get the cold shoulder
I replied to the post thusly: Hon, if you’re being nice just so people will like you you’re doomed to frequent disappointment.
People are tired, irritated, busy, distracted, preoccupied, bored, forgetful, it’s generally nothing personal nor malicious; and even when it is, it’s cause they’re just a**holes, nothing really to do with you.
Do it because that’s the kind of person you want to be.
I imagine this person is young, it's a hard lesson to learn that what you put out to the Cosmos may well not be reciprocated immediately or in the way you hope/expect. People aren…