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The Power of Trust and The Search of Life

Trust. It’s a concept so complex, so rich in meaning that it causes the mind to go into overdrive. Trust. It’s a concept so powerful, it causes a person to become so overwhelmed with paranoia. Trust. A concept so conquering, it can break up the tightest of bonds. Trust. A scarcity in life.

“Life is an amazing adventure. Each day a new journey unfolds”

Throughout life we experience and endure many challenges. Through these challenges we learn more about life, its purpose, and ourselves. Many of these challenges are tasks that are too difficult for one mere mortal to tackle. The tasks cause an individual to look deep down inside, swallow their pride, and admit that they need help. In order to be fully committed, one will have to trust someone to overcome the specific situation. Whether you do this with awareness, or subconsciously, we all come to this fork in the road called life not once, not twice, but numerous times. How we handle it, depends on the person.

Trusting another individual is the tricky notion of this concept of trust. Many people may claim to not have a problem trusting others. However, everyone has been burned once or twice and slowly but surely, when it is all said and done, that wall begins to build guarding yourself. You begin to show signs of an introvert, accepting others statements are semi-existent and ultimately questioning, who do I really trust?

Friends are usually the first victims of this idea. They aren’t family. These are the people that aren’t obligated to be nice to you, protect you, or defend you because of a blood line. These are the people that are genuinely close to you because well...they choose to. They enjoy your company, and care for you as if you were their family. However, with that come the backstabbing, the gossiping, and the lies. The constant pondering of the other person’s motives becomes a chess match. “Should I” and “Could I” are often statements which spurn thoughts on sharing with the other person. Mind games begin…

Family is the most valued form of trust. These people share your last name, your culture and sometimes, your life. They have known you for years. The bond of trust lies in the form of affection, loyalty, and unconditional love. However, your loved ones are human. They are victims of nature’s beast and the natural human instinct of selfishness. A mistrust of some sort is looked at as a swerve, a disappointment, and a life changing experience. Mind games begin…

Relationships are a different breed. Affection and anonymity are a combustible combination. Understanding an individual while developing certain warmth romantically is difficult. People carry over the experiences from friends and family into this relationship, thus creating a recipe for disaster. Problems arise, and self examination occurs constantly. Mind games begin…

Although there are the exceptions to the points above, trust remains a powerful concept in life. There are friends that are like brothers and sisters, family members that are there until the end, and relationships that turn into marriage. Trust is an intricate part of life. We need it. Somehow, someway, we can’t do it on our own. It’s another mere part of life that an individual must understand.

It’s life.

Trust. Years to earn, minutes to lose. Searched for so often, found very rarely.

“Live, Laugh, and Love with friends and family.” However, “like everyone, trust no one.”

Mind Games continue...

Life is amazing (Confusing), isn’t it?

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