...I'd pull out every fucking strand right now.
Yeah, do unto others blah blah blah, but don't EXPECT something to be okay just because you might be okay with it if shoes were on the other feet.
I work really hard and, although what I have to show for it may not seem like a lot to some people, I've come a long way in the last few years after completely starting my life over. It's not acceptable for something of mine that might even seem minor in another's eyes to be taken for granted, whether it's things I've provided for myself or the friendship I offer to others.
It's hard for me to open up my life to people because when I do, the privilege to be in it is too often abused. If you're in my life, I care a whole fucking lot about you and just want the same respect I show you, you know?
Calm. Blue. Oceans.