Facebook is a treasure to me. I love it for connecting. However I have noticed that it opens doors for me to get rejected over my 17 year old failings at the age of 30.
The friend request that is ignored. The letter that goes unanswered. The apology not accepted, because "Jamie, I don't care about that anymore" which really means "Jamie, I don't care about you at all." And I know. It's logical. I get it. But it's rejection the same.
And some days my brain gets fixated on it and I can't figure out why.
It's like I want to keep hitting that "Request so-and-so as a friend" button, because surely they just didn't see it the first time. They can't still dislike me. They are friends with this person and that person...could I have been that worthless of an old connection?
The answer is a resounding "YES".
Sometimes we just are that something that other people don't have a need for. And that should be okay.
I must move on from it and let it go. It's not important, I know.
But rejection is spelled the same at 17 and 31 - and seeing it any other way is easier said than done.