Thank you for taking time to respond. What I care about is if I am respected. Often like and respect cannot go hand in hand in my experience. What I disagreed with in the original piece was the assertion ‘we all want to be liked’. It is not true in my case and upon reflection I do not particularly care if I am liked. However, I care if I am respected. So I guess the answer is ‘it is not normal not to care’ but really I cannot help it. I admit to being abnormal.