"I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." Wimpy from Popeye
I need connection with people. It's how I'm nourished. Emotions are a staple in my life. I count my relationships like calories. There have been times in my life where I filled myself up on empty relationships knowing full well I'd have to pay for the emotional deficiencies later. I became pale and listless.
"I'd gladly feel bad tomorrow for a connection today."
That person doesn't exist today for the most part, though I do have to fend off occasional cravings.
Thankfully, I'm no longer wimpy.