I was raised to give everyone the benefit of the doubt until the time comes not to. Through the years I’ve met people who have become lifelong friends and confidants and others I could have done without meeting in the first place.
The reason I say this is due to the fact that everyone we meet has an agenda for inserting themselves into your life. Whether it’s to keep an eye on what you’re doing or just to be plain nosy. I have a personal motto which is, ‘Don’t Trust Anybody’. The reason being is everyone has an ulterior motive. I don’t care who they are, there’s always some underlying reason for them hitching themselves on to your wagon, so to speak.
No matter what it is, you should always feed these folks with a long spoon until you are certain they aren’t there for something other than wanting to encourage or help you grow or gain ground in your quest. I’d stated in a previous post that I wasn’t a quote ‘bandwagon’ type of person. I hate following the fold.
I honestly have no need for the ‘cliques’, ‘clubs’, ‘Mobs’ or ‘Groups’. I prefer my own company and would rather be around my animals. At least they don’t hope to gain something from me other than love, affection and or food.
I’m not naïve to think that everyone is perfect or without spot or wrinkle. Let’s face it, we all have our smudges. All I’m saying is, keep your eyes peeled and don’t take anything at face value. Ask questions, poke around until you learn what they’re really after.
There’s an old school rap song I like that says, ‘Friends will let you down, friends won’t be around when you need them most of all your friends. Friends are hard to find, friends like yours and mine, talk about your friends.’ Be careful folks because there are a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing who are after whatever it is you got. Whether it’s to steal, kill or destroy. Until next time, where love resides-Temari.