One of the biggest disagreements I’ve had with people is my naïveness.
Working in large companies where rumors were the dessert of the day, I remained faithful to friends and acquaintances and truly, in my heart, believing what I was told. “ She/He says that is not happening, so it is not.”
Most times I was wrong. That did not deter my conviction.
Sometimes I was right. That reinforced my faith.
I grew up with a person who distrust everyone. There was never a clean action. There was always a motive to every action. Nothing could ever be taken at face value because there was always something hidden. “Think bad and you’ll be right” kind of philosophy.
Well, guess what? I believe otherwise.
I believe in people. I take things at face value, I believe in what “you” tell me because I don’t see a reason for you to lie to me. Wait a minute, stop laughing and compose yourself. I want to give you what I want to have. I want trust, so I trust you.
I keep your secrets because if you trust me to share them with me your secrets are in a vault and if I ever share my secrets with you, I would want the same.
And that’s as far as our agreement goes. I trust you, but if you don’t trust me that is your choice and I will respect it.
I am okay with that choice. I am okay with being that naïve. I am okay with finding myself wrong most of the time.
What I am most Okay with is being honest, being true to “you”, believing in you, in whatever you tell me and most than anything, I am really okay with knowing that no matter what comes or goes, I will always have your back.
Because I’ll believe in you. I am that naïve.
2 years ago