One redditor, lindsrae, shared a note her friend's daughter gave to a boy at school. The "Do you like me" with checkboxes is a classic move that usually guarantees a definitive, if blunt, answer. But in this case, her crush revealed that sometimes a simple question doesn't deserve a simple answer.
This 11-year-old needs to do some soul-searching. Maybe move to a big city, then spend a year in the country. See the world. Volunteer and help the less fortunate. Learn what it's like to have his heart broken. Dance. See the ocean. Then maybe he'll finally be able to check "yes" or "no."
And I have news for you, kid. You're not going to know yourself at 18. I don't know if anyone ever knows themselves. This middle-schooler is so existential.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.