What's ironic about it? It's just life in a standard condition (meaning no personality). Most, not all, but most have the ability to see when and what to ignore, and certainly someone who adores 你 certainly isn't usually ignored.
We take advantage of what we have and dream upon our lucky stars for what we want. After what we have leaves, its only then do we realize how it was that what we had wanted all the while instead of what we didn't have.