I know what you mean Finch. Same here. Being nice often doesn't get you anything but used. And I get tired of it too sometimes. You try to do the right thing and be nice to everybody, be there for everybody, listen to everybody, do for everybody. And sometimes you just get crapped on for it. I could not count how many times I've been told "you're nice and sweet" by the people who ended up stomping on me. I figured I'd put that epitaph on my tombstone.All of my life I have tried to be nice....And know where it gets me? NOWHERE that’s what.
HOWEVER...even though "being nice" often doesn't net you any return...there ARE some people who appreciate it...and...I still know just for myself...that I did the right thing and at least TRIED to walk a good path in life for myself. Not for anybody else. I can look back and say I never deliberately hurt anyone. There are a lot of people in my life that can't look back and say that. So...I'm nice because I'm that way and...maybe in another life I'll be something more exciting and useful. For now, I'll just keep on being nice until I drop dead from it. I don't know any other way to be.
Don't get too upset...being nice IS the better way to be even if some people around you don't appreciate it. And there are lot of people who's lives you'll touch that WILL see who you are and appreciate it.