After tragedy like Boston Marathon bombings, how to trust others
It's easy to build up walls in our lives. After all, as this week has shown, there are some really horrible, soul-less people in this world. And, seeing photos of the suspects — if I would have seen them walking down the street, I would have had no idea. They looked like normal guys.
We are human, and there is no such thing as an 100 percent trustworthy person. People will let you down. But you will have a pretty miserable life if you are always expecting people to let you down.
Life Coach Rachel Grant wrote in her blog, "You see, trusting another person is not about saying 'You’re good, you’re safe'—it is about saying 'I know that, in these areas, I can count on you, and I acknowledge and understand the areas where I can’t.' If we continue striving to prove that someone is 'good,' then, as soon as they show a flaw, we will cut them off, deem them untrustworthy, and continue our cycle of being closed off and disconnected."
How much better this world would be if we could be a little bit more trusting of one another? In the long run, by not trusting others, you are only hurting yourself.