You gained attention but lost respect - true. Just look like a big gossiper telling everyone your business. but loving it at the same time cause I look better by not being that person who has to revert to that.
No ! Just because they treat you like a shit doesn't mean you have to put energy on the same game they're playing showing you' re not as different as they are, don't do that ! People of that kind are just building their way to a place maybe you can build too, but you really wanna be part of that? Is useless