Noone will forget about bad things that have happened to them, same as me.  Just like this person who was really nasty towards me at a time when I was lost, vulnerable and liked him..  What I got in return was just nastiness... He might have no clue as to how that was hurting me, but still, it was not a nice memory.   And I still have a negative record with his company which he could bring that up at any time and get me into serious trouble, which he has already brought that up the last time I contacted him which was few years ago... I am not a doormat or a trashcan to let someone like him dump stuff at and why should I be so..    

If people don't like me, that's fine.. I don't need people to like me.  I can like myself.  As the saying goes, "I do not exist to impress other people, I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy."  Think of me as whatever, but that's the way I am and I have the right to be who I am.