I don’t normally have high expectations for any reaction.
Although reactions are –sometimes- actions, reactions are nothing but responses.
I hate to be a (responder) and prefer to be initiator of the actions loop. This is not a way to express any control phobia. But my customized individualism, were I depend more on my actions rather than expecting responses. I assume others prefer this also.
When I love, I don’t expect reactions. When I give, I don’t expect reactions. On the other hand: when I breathe, I don’t expect reaction. When I write or speak freely, I don’t expect reactions.
Q: Who am I? =====> A: A stupid -but free- human being.
When anybody hurts you, they expect you to “react”, to shout: it hurts. It’s your right. But then don’t be surprised to hear: “So?”