spookinasuit: (eyes downcast)
spookinasuit ([personal profile] spookinasuit) wrote2017-05-02 10:54 am
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Not the most uplifting thought

"We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

That's one way of looking at it, dear Eleanor. In my line of work, you have to face a different kind of fear: Those you care for getting caught up in the aftermath of what I'm doing. Not letting myself care too much is a way to protect them from the dangers of my job. I chose this job, I willingly take the risks that come with it. I had a choice.

Those I care about too much, don't have it, because I can't tell them how dangerous is can be to get close to me. Keeping them at bay means keeping them safe. That's why I am afraid to care too much for anyone and hardly ever dare to.