A person who trusts no one can’t be trusted. –Jerome Blattner
The above statement is very true. I should know because I don’t trust people in general. We are stupid creatures who have forgotten that we are indeed just another creature on this planet. Well, that and 7 out of 10 times if I trust someone it comes back to bite me in the ass. Sad, but true.
Also I know that I cannot be trusted.
Example (from years and years ago)- Getting off work one night I find what looks to be $5 on the ground between my car and the next. I look around, pick it up, get in my car and drive away. I head down to the beach to have a few drinks and discover it isn’t a 5, it’s a $20… alot of $20s. A few weeks later (after holding onto the money for a bit then spending it) I discover that one of the local bar flies has dropped the money. I keep my mouth shut.
I’m not exactly ashamed of it nor am I proud of the fact either. It is was it is. I stole money that someone dropped. And if I really practiced what I preach about responsibility then I should probably turn myself in.
Luckily at that point in time I didn’t have my pet theory. Nor does my pet theory actually require me to confess my sins without being asked directly. 😛 Why?
Because no one is 100% honest 100% of the time.
Try it for yourself. Go one hour, one day, one afternoon of not lying. No white lies. No taking that extra bit of change from the store. No cutting in line when the other person has to run to get something they forgot. No holding back the son of a bitch that you wanted to say to the idiot who nearly ran over your foot int he parking lot.
None of it.
I made it all of 2 minutes before I cracked. And that was only because no one else was in the room. 😛
The world is a cruel place. Better learn to lie with the best of them. 😀