This is something I have been thinking a lot in the last years. Unrequited love.
It can be an act of courage and living from your deepest conviction to care for someone even if they won't love you back.
But it can also mean a kind of withdrawal from life and holding back to something that doesn't change.
It can mean that you have found something so precious that you put loving someone before fulfillment, you trust in your choices and intuition.
On the other hand it might bring your self-worth down to the point to believe "I don't deserve to be with anyone".
Is it unselfish, beautiful and romantic? Or is it foolish, obsessive, delusional?
Maybe it's the question how to live this kind of love. How to give that other person the freedom, and at the same time look after yourself, after your heart. Be faithful to yourself and value your choice, even if the world should say otherwise, but at the same always be ready to question if that's what you really want.
And the most important question of all: does it make you grow or does it withhold you.