Absolutley the truth, Give that person the same respect that everyone deserves no matter what he has, he can offer himself to you and that should be enough:) Things are only things people are to be cherished.
This stands true for me since i've shut down from people, i feel more confident without their negative vibes bringing me down. I was tired of being excluded, and looked down on all while being friendly, polite, & supportive. I'm much more confident now. Self respect has taken away the insecurities. I'm also getting a very sharp intuition as i get older that i listen very closely to.