My mom is an alcoholic, and I always try to get her to stop drinking because I worry about her. Then she says it doesn't matter because no one cares about her. I try to show her how much I care, but it doesn't matter. I buy nice gifts for friends for their birthdays and holidays. Most of the time, I don't even get as much as a thank you. I had a friend who said we should do a gift exchange. She said she would send something in return, but never did. I don't care about material things too much, but sometimes it is nice to be thought of. But that is hard to come by, when people who have known you since childhood can't even be bothered to write a measly "Happy Birthday" on your Facebook wall. I am sick of clearing my schedule and having people bail on me. I am done with hearing how no one cares about them. Well then, I guess I am a no one because I bust my ass trying to show how much I do care. But I don't see the point in caring when all it gets me is complaints and people not being appreciative. I feel like I get back so much less than what I give. I am tired of being treated like I don't matter. Maybe I don't, and that is why I should stop trying altogether.