Everything is building blocks. From the moment you meet a person, say hello, engage in conversation you’re building a relationship whether you want to or not. It’s impossible to walk into a situation already telling yourself you’re not gonna care that much. A person can impact you and your life whether you want them to or not.
If emotions were able to be turned on and off, would you be here reading this right now? Every moment is a memory and we can’t convince or trick our minds to become emotionally detached. You can definitely try but you will definitely fail.
Don’t lay a foundation with someone you don’t want to be emotionally connected with. Meaning stop hanging out, stop speaking to one another and don’t spend more time than you have to together. You’re setting yourself up for failure and you already know it. It is impossible to say you won’t care. Because 9 times out of 10 you waste breath saying you don’t care because you honestly do. The only person you are trying to convince is yourself.
Then when you realize you’re failing at not caring the challenge now is stopping yourself from caring. But by now you’re heavily invested.
Feelings are involved and love, on your part, is becoming real. What happens when you fall in love alone? You end up alone. Why? Its because you’re waiting for that person to love you back. You’re hoping to meet someone new but you won’t, because no one will measure up to someone you’re in love with.
So you wait for that person you desperately want. Days, weeks, years and it’s the same thing. You want him/her and they don’t want you but will say something to keep you around. They’ll do something to make you smile, blush, etc. Then you lose that battle with yourself and the cycle continues. Are you contributing to the cycle?