We are probably all brought up with that belief, and then we learn for ourselves that many are flailing through life like the best of them. It is easier to say "My friend betrayed me," rather than "my judgement of them was lousy." I have friends that I have known for years and every one … Read more
Outside of business dealings I trust everybody until they rip me off. Nobody gets two chances. My thought is that if you treat everybody with suspicion, if you look for the worst, you're going to have a pretty miserable existence.
Have I ever been taken advantage of? Yep. Definitely. So I've learned where to draw … Read more
I am very sorry that you have to experience this and go through such a difficult time.
In fact, many communities or certain cultures across the world make this mistake. As a matter of fact, not every elder, or superior is trustworthy. The fact remains that we can not know everything. This includes every person regardless … Read more
Im 55 going o. 70 i learn to only trust my cat
Someone told me to always trust, and to always cut the cards. I grew up somewhat cynical because I discovered at an early age that people (my elders, my parents, community leaders) weren't all that reliable. As a result, I usually hold my trust in abeyance until a person has proved that they can be … Read more
The only way you can truly trust people is by becoming close to people who earn your trust. There are very, very, very few people I trust. Life and people and have made me this way.
By understanding that there is a process that one must experience before trust is gifted. Sure, there is a level of superficial trust that we all exercise when dealing with day to day living and sharing space with other human beings...But, what I am talking about is personal choices. Trust should not be handed out … Read more
There are very few people I truly trust, I can count them on less than one hand! Day to day people like the ones I work with, I consider friends I work with....do I trust them? This is how I deal with that dilemma.....If it came down to myself or them, would they lie to … Read more
Most people you come across act primarily according to their self interest---and that's a good thing.
Experience is certainly importance, but unless a person has gained accurate knowledge from his experiences, or has formally studied in order to obtain specific certified knowledge in a field, his or her judgment is only as good as his information.
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Dear Siritas Thomas Simpson,
I like very much the answers you are receiving, and here is my own contribution: Since we all must bear the consequences of our mistakes, then we each have the right to MAKE our own mistakes - not dictated to us by others.
As you go along in life, you can learn to … Read more