I remember when I used to go to church as a kid (but let me contract that I am in no way religious now), that there was always this Bible verse that I would constantly hear during sermons and stuff on your spiritual life. Proverbs 4:23: "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." It was beat into our heads, but of course, it was talking about your spiritual life with Jesus and all that bullshit.
The whole point that I opened with that, is that after some events that happened to me over the past couple of weeks, it came back to me, but I saw it in a new light, and it all goes back to the phrase "guard your heart." While I don't believe in any of the religiosity of such phrases, I believe there is some wisdom in it by looking at it at different ways.
You really do need to guard your heart, and it all goes back to the way that you care for people that don't care for you back. Unrequited love. People telling you one thing, and another happens. Not only does it depress you and leaves you with feelings of distraught, it can sit still in your insides. It's that cringing feeling in your gut that you can't stop, and it leaves you feeling depressed.
People constantly tell you "go for it!" However, sometimes, going for it will just leave you feeling deeper in the rut. I guess the main thing I'm trying to tell you guys is to not stick your feelings out there too far, lest you intend to flip the coin and hope your heart doesn't get trampled on.
I may come back and edit this, or make a part two later when I get some more time, as all of this is just free-thought and is currently on my mind, but tell me what you guys think. Perhaps I'll respond to some of the questions in the comment section.
Thanks for reading!