January 4th, 2004

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On trust.

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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Spherical Friends

Often when I invite new people to LJ I tell them all the other members of their particular social circle that I know about as having LJ accounts. I always have to recreate this list. So here's that info for the people on my friends list for me to refer back to when I need to. If there are new LJers that I should probably friend given these groups that I don't have listed here let me know.

IMSAns - aces219, aletheis, arun251, boannan, cadencerain, celaenos_aerie, deaconobvious, dlkinney, fellow_traveler, ke_jia, mfeltes83, nomadwolf, revjack, ryanfirewitch, samwize, sarpo, skywind8, stacy_bird, uss_hairball, xymboulos (MetaIMSAns - ectophylla, herbivorous, jasunshine, kitten_ms, kniedzw, the_sween, zsquirrelboy)

Chambanians - angel_legna, assclouds, blutende_narbe, bookoflies, citruslike, dirty_llama, domystic, halbonesyjr, jane837, juvenilia, kateorama, kricker, livingluster, lost_not_forgot, mollisol, mrscake, mythworker, punkgrrl921, rawley69, sdm, simplepleasure, starryeyedeals, szasz, weirdkarma

Duck-O-Sphere - bdar, boldmoves, bolo, duck2ducks, earnbrand, hannibalv, hssst, spillshercoffee, kingvermin, leukorodon, mathuaerknedam, nyxdae, samadore, studentothewind, stuffedsheep29, superlemming13, swank76 (Babbeling Waucondanauts - desert_fox, dsjones, hwy61, rolandkale, surrealmonk)

Groogrooites - dbt, dygel, meekay, 2515049 (MetaGroogrooites - galactose)

Cassiopians - cassiopia, digitaldurga, fujerica

So there you have it. I've met most of my friends either through duck2ducks, my home town high school, IMSA, my college geek peer group, or the IMC (almost all those Chambanians are people I've met because of the IMC in one way or another). Social networking in action.