With only so much capacity, I/we simply can’t worry about inferring people’s desires.
For people are fickle.
We are all fickle.
How many times have you been uncontrollably mad or frustrated at something and soon decided it was not all that important?
You wake up grumpy at something you are never grumpy about.
You cry at something you know is not that big of a deal.
And then, you decide you are in love, only to change your mind a few months later.
The point is what I have already said.
Spending time worrying about people’s changing emotions and desires is simply not worth it – life is too short.
“You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires. Yesterday they were in love with your idea; today they seem lukewarm. This will confuse you and if you are not careful, you will waste valuable mental space trying to figure out their real feelings, their mood of the moment, their fleeting motivations.”
–Robert Greene, Mastery