Artificial acceptance of people and circumstances we resent
Why do we pretend? Why do we stay in situations that hurt us?
It's not that we're being nice. It's not that we care.
We tell ourselves we're needed and necessary. We inflate our importance.
We feed our ego.
Because we 'care'
Because I 'cared' I used to happily let myself be a food source for others. I saw it as the thing I was good at. My fulfillment came from letting others dine freely on my time, talent and energy. They fed on my energy and my ego fed on their attention.