These are different times. Once upon a time there were warning signals that your world was about to be turned upside down. There was writing on the wall, smoke in the air, dead canaries in the mine. Unfortunately, there are few harbingers in these different times.
Many have stated that they don’t care whether people like them or not. With that attitude they will certainly get their wish.
News flash for the “I don’t care if you like me” crowd. You are making things much harder than they need to be. Humans instinctively prefer to deal with likeable people. So, when you find yourself on the losing end of contest between a seemingly equal combatant, you might ask yourself if your `likeability` played a role.
Have you ever gone to a party and stayed entirely too long?
The ice has melted; your coat is one of the remaining few on the upstairs bed; your car is in an awkward spot because all the ones that were around you are now gone; the music has gotten curiously low; the lights are blinking.