Sure, if a rock was in my path, I'd go around it. If cliff were in my path, I'd climb it. But when you're faced with a 180 degree overhang 6 feet off the ground and electrified razor wire all down your left and right? I'll just go home, thanks.
There is not a single chance of me going out with my crush. That's not lack of self-esteem, that's not pessimism, that's a fact.
I mean, it's sound advice, but I don't think it fully applies to my situation. I'm not one for giving up at the first obstacle, or even the 101st. But I know what's possible and what's not. And I know it'll never be and I couldn't even tell my crush how I feel without damaging other relationships with friends.