Today, I opted to not answer the door because I did not want to feel a false sense of elation or true disappointment.
I chose to not respond to text messages or emails because those people do not know the difference between life or death. Perhaps people are fortunate to not know such a delicate line. I suppose those people see struggles differently. Trivial things may take up too much space in their minds. Trust me I deal with people going berserk over misreading or not reading my product descriptions. Somehow, it is always my fault.
I choose whether or not to engage. I may have a silent audience, but I have an audience. It can be assimilated to onlookers watching a crime take place and taking no action. This train has fallen off the tracks.