The world has no shortage of people who will call you “presumptuous,” “egotistical,” “self-centered,” “overblown,” “callous,” etc. for simply having boundaries.
So I will reiterate, again. I do NOT have to humbly and graciously accept any and all attention I get regardless of what motivates it or how it makes me feel. I do NOT have to be grateful for shit I never asked for.
And really, once you accept the basic premise that people have other motivations for doing things than just “to get attention,” this will be a lot easier to understand.