Truth is everybody lies. At some point or another – or, in some case, all the time except some point or another – they will lie to you. Some, I accept, because they have your best interest at heart. Others because they have their own best interest at heart – which in a way I think is perfectly legitimate considering it’s a dog eat dog world.
Truth is trust is risky business. From cheating lovers to mean classmates, every time we trust someone we expose ourselves to risk. Sometimes small risk sometimes big one. Now, I’m not saying to never trust anyone. Just that I think people need to always understand that trust is risky. That the people who trust you are giving you an amazing gift.
Nor am I saying lying is bad. Don’t get me wrong – I love lying. But I found that the better you are at lying the less point you see to it. The same way trust is risky, so is lying. Lies ruin trust like nothing else. Once gone, it’s a very hard thing to get back.
So why am I talking about all this nonsense? About trusting other and telling truths? Perhaps all I want is to let some people who trust me know how much I appreciate what they are doing. I tend to be a manipulative person, yet I do it with some people because I care about them. Sure, some of you should probably not trust me. The same way I should not trust some of you. It’s like gambling. But this game is rigged in your favour. Sometimes you lose – you can’t control that. You can try and get better at reading people, but you won’t be bullet proof. So just take a few hits. Because when that gamble wins…