Trust no one some people say. The implication of that is quite simple. “Don’t trust me!” Well, I guess the problem is not with the statement, the problem is with the deplorable condition of human nature.
What have you seen? What have you experienced? What cards have been dealt with you? Objectivity becomes impractical. We have been cornered by some life variables. Oh my God! We develop a lifelong spectacle for seeing everything.
People expect us to be sagacious, you know some kind of an elusive figure destitute of empathic particulars or could that be some form of sarcasm meant to pressurize us to a second-hand existence? Yeah, you know that kind of comparison that keeps every other person beneath the invincibleness you publicly depict of yourself while you secretly hate to think about the idea of reaching it.
Allow people to arrive at their own conclusions about you. They always tend to do a better job than you. That long range view of theirs plus some expectations of what you should be doing and how you should behave pretty much makes a lot of sense after all. You are the better for it.
I’d rather be the one taking notes and learning to improve my life further than pontificating away with little or no presence of mind to ensure my own personal compliance. You really have nothing to lose. You can trust people to be themselves even if they can’t trust you to be what they want you to be.
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