This is what Collins was meaning. The media ages them, makes the movie centered on their romance, just like the capitol was doing. I think she knew that these books, should they be turned into movies, would be a mirror of us
It can be a bittersweet thing but it's good to listen to the truth rather than accept a comfortable lie. Even if you cant see something but know it's real deep down, believe it. Instincts can show a lot of true colors
If there are people who are only bringing bad into your life--and whom you cannot help or assist without harming yourself--why keep them around? I prefer to surround myself with those people I truly love and enjoy, and toss out the rubbish.