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I don’t really trust many people, or even many things. If you see a glass that was once full, but now lacks its original volume of whatever substance it once held, it’s only natural to see it as half empty. The same works with trust. Everyone takes the glass test as something to determine whether one is optimistic or pessimistic, but all situations are situational.
In chemistry, we’re taught that if you mix Chemical A and Chemical B that you’ll create Chemical 1 every time. That’s why many scientists and doctors refuse to believe that allergies exist. Because in science, it’s impossible to mix the same amount of Chemical A and Chemical B you used to create Chemical 1 to instead create Chemical 2. But with people, and history, you can create many different reactions; you don’t always get the same thing each time.
“Try to be more optimistic,” people say. I don’t advertise that around. It doesn’t make me a negative person; I’m more of a factual person. I face the more realistic explanations and not the theoretical ones.
I trust what makes sense, common sense, and the things I know to be true from experience and in my past. If I let you in my bubble and you pop it, chances of me trusting you again are slim. Just because I don’t want to trust you again doesn’t mean I’m holding a grudge against you. I don’t hold grudges.
How do you feel about trust?