Trust is a powerful and precious thing. It can be the difference between success and failure. It can mean getting ahead or staying where you are. It can seem very dangerous or costly to willingly give away your trust, but the truth is that you must. Love and trust go hand in hand. If you are trusting, people will see you as someone they can trust. If you are suspicious, people will see you as someone to be wary of.
Perhaps in the dangerous world we live in you will say “You can never be too careful.” You avoid talking to strangers and allow a healthy dose of paranoia to linger over you. The truth is that everyone is not out to get you. In fact, it is likely that no one is out to get you… Except perhaps that annoying neighbor kid with the super soaker. If you trust everyone will you get screwed once in a while? Yeah, but that’s life. You only have two options: let everyone in or let no one in. This does not mean you should tell everyone your deepest, darkest secrets; all it means is that you should be courteous, offer assistance if someone looks like they could use some help, accept assistance, tell people about yourself and listen to their story. Friends are always strangers before you meet them.
Trust people and allow them to trust you. Secrets are not fun to keep on your own sometimes. Allow someone to tell you their secrets, and tell them your own. Keep in mind that a secret is something that should never, under any circumstances be told. Therefore, we must hold each other accountable.