Who Can You Trust?

Trusting is not easy

     To trust someone, you need to understand people. First off, humanity is divided into two very distinct groups. The first is occupied with scholars, football coaches, philanthropist, moms, bowling teams, most spouses and infants. The second group is infested with idiots, morons, trolls, crybabies, politician’s, jerks, lawyers, teens, fools and in-laws. I’m surrounded by both groups. Most times it’s difficult to distinguish one from the other until they open their mouth for the first time. It’s a lot like approaching a strange dog and attempting to pat it’s head, not knowing if it’s going to lick you or gnaw your hand off. But who to trust?? Trust should be like lending out your lawnmower. Make sure you know them well, that they’ve earned the privilege to use your machine and make sure you know where they live! Point is, never trust anyone who always wants what you’ve got.  Of course you can’t spend your life not trusting, because that will only make you untrusting to others. It can be a conundrum, because learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult challenges. The people you can trust the most, are usually the ones who don’t require it from you......your loved ones. Teens and chastity belts is another issue.

                                                                                              Charlie

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Comments (19)

  1. newmanshade

    Good points. I typically trust everyone at a superficial level. I trust other drivers to mostly follow the rules; I trust most businesses to not screw me over; and I trust that most people are at least not intentionally malicious in the things they do and say. I’m usually validated and, when I’m wrong, it hasn’t usually cost me too dearly. Deeper levels of trust are reserved for a very few old friends, a couple of family members, and my lover.

    April 28, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      The bottom line is that in most cases, we simply need to trust people in general, or just stay in bed all day watching reality shows on TV.

      April 28, 2014
      1. newmanshade

        Truth. I’ve heard from sociologists that most of human society relies heavily on trust. That is likely a big reason we react so strongly to those who betray our trust. I try to protect myself from real harm, but also make a conscious effort to trust others’ good intentions. I’ve seen what paranoia and distrust can do to a person. It isn’t pretty.

        April 28, 2014
  2. zilla007

    ouch, uncle C – that pic is a nightmare waiting to happen. I take from this an awareness of being able to first trust in your own heart, what stirs within, listen to this, and then……. only then can you openly welcome outside forces into this precious sanctum of trust, its a treasure you, me, we each hold, and once given, can be a blessing or detrimental, either way, its the experiences derived from allowing your openness towards trusting that shall bring forth many life lessons, am sure I make no sense whatsoever, but you have chosen a aspect of life, I am in the middle of experiencing at the moment, so my mind and hearts whirling with this. thank you for sharing, big to you

    April 28, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      It’s something that effects us all differently and at the same time similarly. No two people or hearts are the same.

      April 28, 2014
  3. greunie

    Trust. Big word that hides the truth, gamble. Trust is a roll of the dice hoping the odds will be favourable and the tattoo will match expectations. I love the picture, it says it all… Gotta have courage and patience while standing at the craps table of relationship. Sweet morning! to you

    April 28, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Just keep trusting that my number will come in before my Depends gives out.

      April 28, 2014
  4. GoldenPig2012

    At least you didn’t divide them into “everyone exactly like me” and “the others”, I find that to be prevalent, too. I used to believe “trust everyone until they prove you can’t”, then it was, “trust no one until they prove you can”, now, I just say to hell with it and hope they don’t bite what fingers I have left off.

    April 28, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Lawd, ain’t that the truth!

      April 28, 2014
  5. cjb321

    I am slooow to trust. Put my finger in the fire and got burned a number of times before I learned not to do it anymore. lol

    April 28, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      My problem, is I’m up to my elbows in burns now, and I just can’t learn my lesson.

      April 28, 2014
  6. gypsy_dragon

    hehehe I’m surrounded by the 2nd group. Over the years I have gotten good at just smiling the chit coming lol but some are pretty tricky.

    April 28, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Yeah, we voted for the lucky ones!

      April 28, 2014
  7. tulakrystal

    That picture is awesome.

    April 29, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Better check that last tat!!

      April 29, 2014
  8. miss-ranty-pants

    Tricky, I find people that demand you to display trust to them are a bit dodgy, people I hesitate to trust. I did get a tattoo on my neck when I was 19, fortunately the guy did what I wanted, I had it removed last year, because, well I grew up. I think the one on his shoulder is much nicer btw

    April 29, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Got an old military one back in the day.

      April 29, 2014
      1. miss-ranty-pants

        Now that’s a proper reason to get a tattoo, not girlfriends/pets/favourite wiggle

        April 29, 2014