Why are only the good-hearted left with broken hearts?
If your heart is hard or dark, you will have no idea what I’m talking about today — but for those born with good-hearts that are soft and loving, you know how it feels to have your heartfelt intentions trashed and thrown back in your face.
Only the good-hearted work hard and give their very bone and sinew — in addition to their most valuable, beating, muscle — to their jobs. They are under-appreciated and exploited in the workplace because the bosses — The Heartless — know the good-hearts want to do a good job, and they are reliable, and they do not complain.
On the other hand, the hard-hearted do not care about work or performance or pleasing those around them — yet they are paid more than the good-hearted even though they care less: Lower expectation returns a higher surprise value. Once a good-heart is broken in the wild, it can never be repaired or tamed and it risks becoming frozen in the stasis of wounded disbelief. In romance, the good-hearts give and love unconditionally, while the bad-hearts take, and crush, the good intentions of the beloved by draining them loveless.
The reason the stone-hearted are so successful against the good-hearts is because they recognize the goodness in others, but not the evil within their own beating blood. Meanwhile, the good-hearted never suspect anyone could have a heart less-good than their own — and that vital human folly is what the clever-hearts unwittingly use to cleave the good into the broken.