People keep saying “I wish someone felt X way about me.”
But more often then not, when someone steps up and does feel X way, they’re not the person we want. We reject them, let them down easy, stop talking to them, or worse yet, date them for the wrong reasons. We really should rephrase our wishes. “I wish a person with these characteristics and traits would feel X way about me” or better yet, “I wish this specific person felt X way about me.”
Somewhere, someone feels X way about us, but when they’re not the person we want, all we’re doing is breaking a heart, the same way ours have been broken before.