The older you get, the way it’s supposed to work is you mature in how you learn to treat others. Others being your family, your friends, and anyone in between. Notice, I said that that is the way it is SUPPOSED to work, ideally. But we are humans, and we are selfish, we are unsure, we are scared, we are conditioned to be inclined to one emotion or another.
I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I can really see myself coming into my own with this ideal. Treating others how you want to be treated, I truly believe it lends itself to some future good karma.
I am now giving someone the fairest chance I have ever given any male. I’m not saying part of me isn’t scared because I finally chose to take the leap, but I feel, wholeheartedly, and completely good because I am doing right by someone who deserves it.