So the other day on Twitter, not long after the timeline was basking in the glow of Valentine’s Day, showing off gifts, boasting how they started with a DM now they here and whathaveyou I had noticed a video was going viral. I largely ignored it at first because in an age of vine and snapchat, a 7 minute video is pretty much a Martin Scorsese film. Eventually, I gave in and watched. Broken, a video from TheScene.com or as the stweets would call it #HurtBae, featured an ex couple seeking closure, and by closure the woman, Kourtney asked her ex, Leonard how and why he cheated and he pretended to care and jedi mind tricked her into thinking the entire breakup was a mutual thing. The video itself was moving, I suppose but it made me wonder…WHY DO WE BOTHER WITH CLOSURE? #HurtBae and her ex don’t live in the same state, she supposedly has a new man, a good man, so why did she even volunteer for this? There was nothing this inward was going to say that was going to change anything. He attempted to guilt trip her about her about her insecurity and why she didn’t just leave if he was clearly ain’t shit. (I really don’t want to call dude a sociopath because he is only like 23, but this dude might be a sociopath).
I’ve touched on this last year, closure doesn’t work because the other person clearly doesn’t care that much. They didn’t care about your feelings when they had you, why would they when they don’t. #HurtBae wanted him to care so bad, wanted him to see that he broke her, and his only emotion was mild inconvenience. Even after the video has gone viral and he doesn’t regret how he came off, he is just annoyed black twitter still flaming him. He started off calling her his best friend but looked her dead in her face as she cried and didn’t even attempt to reach out and console her (cuz, sociopath). Hell, I’ve confronted cheaters and still ended up being the one consoling them (cuz, sucker), it’s just…instinct. How do you just sit and let someone cry in front of you? Someone you care for?
Then to the elephant in the room, why did you cheat? The answer is the same for why anyone does anything they wasn’t supposed to do…they thought they could get away with it. If I go into a store, the clerk is so engrossed with their phone they refuse to do their damn job and I just walk out with my stuff because clearly they don’t want my money. Rationalized? Yes. Still wrong tho. (*sips stolen water*). Asking someone why did they cheat is giving them an excuse to blame you for being wrong. Fuck all of that, B. It doesn’t matter what reasons you have, you were wrong, you knew you were wrong and you thought you could get away with it, or in dude’s case he KNEW #HurtBae wasn’t about to do shit.
I don’t know if Broken is a one off or a series, I would hope the former because I don’t see how it’s productive. Forgiveness is very overrated. Sometimes it’s easier to be like, “you hurt me, so fuck you” and keep it moving. It’s not bitter, it’s not resentment, why place the burden on yourself to make them see that they was wrong? Whether ol boy grows and learns from this wasn’t going to happen based on that conversation. When I was her age (oh shit, I’m old), I was driving myself mad trying to get someone I loved to just try and see things my way. Now, I just chill and wait for karma (because it’s unethical to pray for things to happen to people). Maybe one day she’s going to wake up and realize she became everything I hoped she wouldn’t, hell maybe she already has. I wouldn’t know. Don’t care neither. Treat it just like I treat a certain segment of our “great” nation, when they are still poor, uneducated, uninsured and realize their mans changed sold them tragic beans, I’ll be chilling. For #HurtBae, when ol boy is in his 30s, losing his hair, getting dogged out by the woman he wants to do right by and scrolling her social media, he might then realize he slipped up. Because that’s how closure actually works.