Look, having a crush is hard.
The pain lasts a lifetime (or, you know, a few weeks).
Because, let's face it, you're a nervous wreck.
And, if you're awkward, the difficulty starts early.
Which means you're setting yourself up for heartbreak.
Because you're probably way too invested already.
Like...WAY TOO invested.
Because all you want is for them to reciprocate your feelings.
Though, you bounce back pretty quickly.
And are willing to completely change yourself for them.
Only to mess it up just as quickly.
Because you're truly you're own worst enemy.
And you know you'll never make the first move, no matter how much you'd like to.
Or WORSE, you make the first move on accident.
So you stay quiet, because awkward is as awkward does.
Overall, it's important to remember, a "crush" is called a "crush" for a reason.