"Straight reality is always cold" ~ Van Morrison.
We all say we want this or that. We have goals, aspirations, wishes, and dreams ~ and we tell people about them. Good people support us, and sympathize with the challenges that come with making those wishes come true, but after a while... They take notice of our actions.
Are we doing what it takes to make our dreams come true or are we making excuses and casting blame. Straight reality is always cold.
"Illusions and pipe dreams on the one hand
And straight reality always seems cold
Saying something hard edged is off the wall
And it just might seem too bold."
So let's Keep It Simple:
We get what we give ~ When we don't get...
We simply didn't give enough.