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On trust. - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Jan. 4th, 2004

12:12 am - On trust.

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Posted to spillshercoffee's journal (then edited and reposted here).

I consider the occasional betrayal or other failure of trust to be a small price to pay for the ease of mind and comfort of being highly trusting.

I know that in the course of my life I'll fall off my bike several times and I'll get back up and keep riding. It's part of the cost of riding a bicycle and is easily worth the enjoyment of riding. I don't fear riding. I trust my balance even though it'll fail me from time to time.

Same thing goes with trust and life. It's fun while it lasts and the moment when it fails is just that, a moment. You get back up, adjust your trust a bit, and keep on enjoying the comfort of friendship and the joy of a life with less fear.

What do you REALLY have to lose? What can a failure of trust REALLY take away from you? I mean among things that REALLY matter? Your heart knows, follow your insticts and don't sweat it if you're wrong sometimes.


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Date:January 4th, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC)
i disagree. my younger sister is an extremely trusting person, who believes the best of everyone she meets. or, she used to. but after her trust and naïve nature resulted in her having been (and these are all separate incidents): raped (10 times that i know of), having gone through 3 abortions as a result of the rapes, abducted, tortured, drugged (i lost count of how many times that happened), and abused physically and verbally... she's now suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder.

trust if you like. but please, PLEASE use some common sense. and when your family and other people who love you warn you off someone, please listen. what can a failure of trust take away from you? it can take your soul.
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Date:January 10th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)


When my son was young he posted this quote on his wall. It is now on the door to the family work room/computer room. I do not know who originally wrote the statement.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes-
Art is knowing which ones to keep....
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Date:January 10th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)

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