TRUST

They say trust is a two-way street and it’s true.  When we were children we blindly trusted everyone at face value because we had not been scarred by the actions of dishonorable people.

As we grow older and as our parents teach us to naturally fear strangers our mistrust grew.

Each time you are hurt by someone or misled in someway that layer of mistrust grows.  It’s a difficult mantra to hold on to…so what’s the alternative?

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. Ernest Hemingway 

To regress back to our idyllic childhood ways of thinking?

To blindly trust everyone who comes our way…to take someone at their gasp…word?

One of the things I have noticed about people today is an innate cynicism towards others…the old adage that it’s too good to be true still seems to ring true. Sad isn’t it?

But how can we live our lives continuously doubting people’s intent? It isn’t a good quality of life.

All we can do is hope for the best and try to give individuals the benefit of the doubt.

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. Bo Bennett

However, if they betray your trust again then it’s you who is the fool and as they say once bitten twice shy….it’s best to simply let go.

Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks. Isaac Watts

3 thoughts on “TRUST

  1. You know most people care about themselves is when they bend the truth to their favor or never come on your side even if you were telling the truth.

    I am one of those people who think “everyone is selfish and cares about themselves more than others always” because all the people I once held dear showed me what I am worth to them. You can trust only so much until you reach the limit. Now, everytime I get closer to someone and trust them they always show me why trusting people is bad and not worth it.

  2. It’s difficult to say the least when it comes to making yourself vulnerable to others. If I am burned once then am wary of the other but if they do it again then I think: “Is this relationship toxic?” and see if am better off without that person.

    • Sometimes we have no choice. Do you think you can let your daughter go out of your life if she hurts you and isn’t trustworthy? As a mother, you will feel like no matter what happens you have to be there for her.

      With me, it is my whole family + friends. So I really don’t know what to do or if I can really take them out of my life.