Why do we sometimes get too much involved at something even when others seem not to care?
I thought at first that this only happen in courtships and relationships when our feelings for the person we like or love don't get reciprocated or probably 'not as intense', but no, I just realized that this happens every time and everywhere.
How do we quantify our feelings? How do we quantify other people's feelings? Based on expressions? Based on actions? Are they even quantifiable at all?
I remembered this scene from a Filipino movie, when one girl said "I love you..." to her boyfriend, then the latter responded, "I love you more..." (or something to that effect).
That line "I love you more", sometimes I find it funny. Bragging much? (But admittedly, I used to say that also to an ex-girlfriend.)
Is it right to compare the level of intensity of our feelings with others? For example, our love we have for our partners as compared to their love for us? Or the level of commitment we have to a certain project as compared to the commitment of our teammates?
There will always be individual differences, I guess.
And sometimes we don't have much of a choice but to: (1) learn to accept certain things; and (2) think of ourselves first before others.
On a lighter note, I just had a blast-filled weekend as a Couchsurfing friend came over to Singapore so I was on a tour guide mode again. We also met up with some other friends, and partied two nights in a row. Then last Sunday we went to the Marina Bay Sands and for the first time I got to experience their Infinity Pool. It was awesome!