How many of you are willing to admit your own flaws? I know that I’ve talked about mine several times on the blog. I think that the emphasis on your flaws is the best thing to help you realize what you need to do change them.
Although I usually don’t like admitting to my parents that they were right about something, as an adult, I’ve found that almost everything that they told me way back when (and I didn’t understand) has been nothing but truth.
Case in point? You can’t trust everybody….
One of my faults, if you will, is that I really do believe in giving a person my trust until they prove to me that they can’t be trusted. By default, I’ve always been that Cancer that has no issues with sharing details about my life and personal things if I feel comfortable with a person. My parents always told me that everybody who appears to be your friend on the surface really isn’t. And even if they spend a lot of time making you feel as though they’re your friend, going above and beyond what you’d consider exceptional behavior for someone vying for your trust, they may not be everything that you’d hope they would be.
I usually stay away from blogging about things that happen on social network in terms of drama and bullshit b/c this blog was created for me to talk about real life stuff. However, some of the goings on of Twitter over the last couple weeks have really opened my eyes and made me realize that even with some of these bonds that you form with folks on various social networking sites, it’s not always the real thing. And in seeing some of the things that I’ve seen, it’s made me take a hard look at how I associate with people. There are a lot of things about me that can’t be taken back but how do you pull yourself out of the water if you’re already at the point of drowning?
I’ve met so many people (both online and off) who I’d like to think are my friends. But when I witness them doing questionable things to other people, I’m left wondering what in the world makes me so different? What would disqualify me from being on the receiving end of your bullshit?
I’d hate to be the one to put up a guard just because of a handful of people are becoming habitual line steppers. I dunno if you guys do it b/c you crave internet popularity or if it’s really a part of the person that you are. At any rate, if I can’t trust you (whether it’s based on what you’ve done to me OR what I’ve SEEN you do to other people), you can bet that our relationship will dwindle to associate….quick.
How do you handle people that are in your lives already that you just realized can’t be trusted? Do you continue associating yourself with them on the strength of tenure? Do you only keep your associations simple and cute without a full cut off? Or do you cut your losses b/c you just don’t want to deal with the dumb shit?