If I show you my song, read you my story, I am giving you a piece of me, of my heart, that not very many people ever see. All I ask in return is that you do not laugh at the seriousness of it or overlook the fact that I am giving you part of who I am.
You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don't waste your time on anything else.