Yesterday, during my Psychology class, my teacher just explained to us the concept of parental indifference and its effects on people. He said that there are three types of people that result from parental indifference, but these people have one thing in common: They try to avoid pain. However, they do it in different ways. There are people who avoid pain by literally avoiding it, there are others who mask it by doing things to please other people, and there are others who inflict pain on others just to avoid their own pain. Out of those three, I think I’m the one who does things to please other people. I’m always the one who gives, who tries to make everyone feel better, even if it kills me inside. This thing that I’m doing, I know this didn’t come from parental indifference, but something beyond that. I just know that I have to be good to people, all the time. It seems that I have that I have this “duty” to please people all the time, to the extent that I’m hurting myself. I need to stop this.