You say, ?It’s not working out?
You say you can’t cope
But when you give up on me
You’re putting into words what I feel inside
You’re proving to me that I was right:
I can’t do it
It’s too hard
Why should I even try?
Are you surprised when I get frustrated? Are you surprised when I wander away from my work? Are you surprised when I stop bothering, too?
Did you think I wasn’t seeing? Did you think I wasn’t learning? Did you think I wasn’t taking cues, mirroring them in my own life and attitudes?
You didn’t teach me, and I didn’t know why.
You didn’t teach me, so I existed in a half-limbo of confusion and anxiety.
You didn’t teach me?but I learned.
I learned that when there’s a problem, you should walk away from it.
I learned that if a challenge looks too challenging, you should stop before you start.
I learned that if you can’t clearly see the future, you shouldn’t create a vision.
I learned that you shouldn’t believe or dare to dream.
You said I couldn’t learn much. You said there was no point. You said I’d just get frustrated and give up.
But you gave up instead.