Originally Posted Sunday, October 17, 2010
I came to a realization these last couple days.
Over the years, I’ve been hurt, abused and mistreated by a lot of people I thought I could trust. I put trust in people that I shouldn’t have and I paid for that mistake time and time again. Relationships, friendships, family… same thing. I treated people as if they were already living the potential I could see within them. In return, people have used me emotionally, physically and financially or proven they’re idiots and can’t be bothered to be any better. Even people claiming to only want to be there for me and work at a serious relationship have proven they’re either lier’s or have no clue what they’re talking about, and I end up being the bad guy and/or emotionally broken & scarred. So, for now, to protect my heart and my mind, I’m forced to cope with this by viewing things in a new way.
There are 3 types of people in the world: Idiots, Selfish Assholes, and “people that use their brains“. So far, there are an incredibly small number of people I’ve met that falls into the “people that use their brains” category, but lots of people that fall into one or both of the other two. Frankly, I need to just assume people will fall into one or the other of the first two types until I see for myself they’re better than that.
I’m not holding my breath.