Saturday, September 20, 2008

Call me naive

This is not necessarily running-related. Just life stuff.

I guess I'm one of those people who tries to see the good in people. I go into every interaction with another person with the assumption that he/she is as decent a human being as I am. I've been told that I am setting myself up for disappointment, that someone someday is going to screw me over, and that I'm going to be letting it happen.

To be clear, I'm not stupid. I know that people do horrible things to other people. I know that people lie. Cheat. Steal. Still, I like to give people in my life, those who cross my path, the benefit of the doubt, the opportunity to be a good, decent and fair human being. I have never allowed someone to cheat me, but I have been disappointed by the character of people.

I would rather be occasionally disappointed by a select few, than so cynical that I can't believe in the good that does exist.

Food for thought..

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