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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:21 PM
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Do you trust people too much sometimes?
'Cause I do...usually I keep my guard up, but every once in a while, i let it slip, and usually it's a mistake.

I try to remember that you can't trust anyone except yourself, but i guess i forget sometimes.

I think my problem is that i assume that people wouldn't lie about certain things when there's no reason to, although they most assuredly do.

Oy, paranoia will destroy ya... :P

Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled programming: Shark Week!
:bounce:

ps- this is entirely unrelated to my earlier ball 'n chain thread ;)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:28 PM
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1. I tend to think most people are decent human beings,
but trust is something that is built upon, so I wouldn't say that I trust everyone, but I am not paranoid that people are always out ot get me.
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:29 PM
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2. It's shark week
We can't be bothered with trust issues now! :D

In all seriousness, I do trust people too much sometimes. I had an old friend I put a lot of trust in, and it only wound up hurting me... starting to realize I do put too much trust into certain people that I probably should not.
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Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:31 PM
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3. Quite the opposite
I don't trust anybody inherently, they have to earn my trust. Maybe it's because I have seen my mother get screwed over time and time again by people she trusted too readily, but I take the cautious approach. A large percentage of people are mainly out for themselves.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:32 PM
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4. oh no!
bad news today?

:hug:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:35 PM
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8. oh no, just bad thoughts :)
i am just examining some things, and coming to certain conclusions...

here at DU, i think out loud :P

but thanks for the hug, as always! :hug:
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:32 PM
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5. It's hard to find that balance between trust and caution
I guess I trust people too easily and have gotten screwed for it many times. I try to be cautious but I still end up jumping in feet first, just my nature I guess. :shrug:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:33 PM
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6. All the time...
:shrug:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:35 PM
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7. I trust and at the same time don't
I take the attitude of "don't extend anything you aren't prepared to lose."

But I'm actually pretty guarded, even though you'd never know that in talking with me.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:37 PM
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10. damn, i need to write that down...
"don't extend anything you aren't prepared to lose."

and quite relevant as well ;)

thanks baby! :hi:
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:35 PM
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9. professor dumbledore?
is that you?
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:41 PM
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11. I'm skeptical by nature
And I've been around enough dishonest people in my life, I can usually see them coming a mile away.

I'll trust people, but they have to earn it.

My freeper brother-in-law is one of the nicest people in the world, but he thinks everyone else is as trustworthy and honest as he is. He's been eaten by so many sharks, I'm surprised he still has an ass left.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:42 PM
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12. I'm just a softie i suppose
for certain things, at certain times....my 4.0 gpa isn't the best indicator of my spidey sense, i guess :P
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:50 PM
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13. Yes....been burned a few times too many also...:(
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:52 PM
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14. Not so much trust, but I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt.
Once.

Most folks get a second chance, because we all have bad days, but after that, you've got to work hard to regain my trust.
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:52 PM
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15. I trust people until they screw me over once. Then never again.
However, I rarely reveal anything of real import about myself. The one person I trust completely, is my Hubby who is pea green incorruptible and loyal beyond normal human ability. God I love and miss him. Get to see him tomorrow.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:55 PM
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16. but what if you're not sure that you're getting screwed?
that is my dilemma, currently.
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:57 PM
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17. Assume the worst. You probably do have a "spidey" sense but
aren't trusting yourself.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:01 PM
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18. Ugh, that was what i feared...
in my heart, i'm pretty sure i'm right about how i'm feeling, but i wish i wasn't...sigh.
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:07 PM
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19. It sucks, but better to figure it out now than let it get worse. Sorry.
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:14 PM
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20. I'll need to see some ID
before I answer that question.

:P
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:15 PM
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21. Hehe...good answer
:hi: ...and no, i'm not Agent Mike :P
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:35 PM
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22. No. Everyone is suspect.
:hi:
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