Sometimes we give ourselves away. And when we do this, we think we are somehow making ourselves whole. We, as people, believe that in order to get back the missing pieces that we lost along the way, we must ultimately offer up a small part of ourselves. We believe that this barter system is fair. Sadly, we never realize what exactly it is that we are trading ourselves in for until we try to find those parts again. By the time we realize what we have given away, who we were is already too far gone to get back. The pieces that we have given away to other people, have already been trashed and thrown away. How silly we were to think that a few moments of happiness could ever come close in value to a piece of who we are. We somehow believe that by offering up the most intimate parts of ourselves to a person with a reckless heart will get us something so much more. In the end, we find that we never really read the fine print. What we gave away was never meant to make us whole, but rather to leave a hole inside of us.