It sounds so cold and so accurate. I actually am interested, but only in a one way mirror way. I am not interested in being a part of it all. I feel like most, if not all, of those women are fine, interesting people. But they remind me of a time that when I was not who I should have been. Not who I wanted to be. Not even someone I wanted to know. I really do not like being reminded of times like that.
I've actually never been someone who wanted to be loved or liked by everyone. I have, however, always craved respect. I'd like to be admired but I really want to be respected for being smart and sharp and witty. I was none of that when I went to school with those women. So I'm not wild about being dismissed so coldly but it's a fair price to pay.
Most of the time, I'm ok with who I turned out to be. There are definite improvements that could be made but I really don't have motivation to make them at this point.