...who has realized by himself that being a nice guy doesn't work... I am slowly returning back to the same ways I was a child. I don't even know why I changed. When I was a kid, I'd acted, then thought about it. I felt no embarrassment or second thoughts about anything I used to do. Then I became too self-conscious. I would think about everything I'd do, then think more about what I could've done, and then fantasize about the possible outcomes. Obviously, that was a very retarded way of living. Now, as I said, I am going back to my old self. Now, I don't fantasize, but rather act. I don't plan stuff and hope that for some magical reason, it will happen. I act based on what chances I get, and most importantly, I don't think about what I did wrong. I just keep going forward. So with this in mind, I am going against one of my teenage fears. Years ago I met a girl who basically played mind games with me. She would play the staring game but basically do nothing once I was near her. She would even close herself completely to anything I'd try. It seems that for some reason that I gotta get over that, as I just met another girl like that. This time, I am way more prepared and with the recent changes, I am more than ready to get over with this, but I need some pointers.