It hurts when people walk out of your life. People have done it to me and it hurts so much, especially being told that they never want to see you again. Maybe it's payback for every time I've left friendships before. Still is painful though.
Why do we do this? What purpose does it serve? Modesty is saying thank you. Modesty is saying I have X qualifications to make me the perfect person for that Y. Modesty is real. Degradation -- of self, of others -- is exaggeration.
I like people who I can occasionally have really deep conversations with, and at the same time joke around with them. One of my best friends I can do this with. She is very wise but also knows how to make me smile!
Just because she is beautiful, doesn't mean you're ugly.