to be used

As I was flipping through the channels late one night a couple of weeks ago I came across an interview between two talking heads and I heard something that made perfect sense to me but I’d never realized it before. One said, “People don’t mind being used, while they’re being used, It’s when we’re discarded, that we hate the fact that we were being used.” I’ve seen that scenario so many times, and heard about it, but I had never put it together in one sentence like that. I guess that it’s because we all want to feel wanted or needed, that we’re willing to be in those positions to begin with. I realize this is no big revelation, but I wanted to express the thought, so there it is.