Who Can I Trust? AND, How will I know Who I Can Trust

By Latest Reply 2008-11-01 15:45:11 -0500
Started 2008-10-31 06:58:53 -0500

I have never been a risk taker at all; but now, I am even more worried of taking risks, starting something new. Eating fresh produce other than what was grown locally. Opening emails I do not normally get. There are a number of ways to get harmed by someone or something you totally, thought was trustworthy. And that doesn't eliminate the news either; fair and balanced. Doesn't say truth or lies. And this election is very worrisome, It is really bad; I have my own mind and Know who I think is the right choice for our president; but, what if I am wrong. Then, I can't even trust my own mind; because, I have been tricked into believing something I shouldn't have. And, most or all, How do I know if my good friends or acquaintances Are being truthful, or just trying to make me feel better, or maybe trying to sway me to their way of thinking.
You can't even trust baby formula, or dog food, tomatoes, peppers, let alone who you think are your friends, AND the Countries Leaders.

6 replies

2008-11-01 05:52:21 -0500 Report

OH, no Gabby; I mean people we see everyday, or hear from in our family, or people in the media, and such; This is the first online community I have joined in over 20 years of using the internet, and I feel I can trust more of what I hear here, and feel the honesty than in my own personal life.

GabbyPA 2008-11-01 15:45:11 -0500 Report

Wow, that is a double edge comment. I am glad that you feel you can trust us here, and sad that you cannot trust so many who are around you. That is rough to be sure. I know that many of my friends and I differ on who we are voting for and what is going to happen. But one thing is for sure. We all have eachother's backs. We know whatever happens, we are going to be banning together to make sure we're all safe...we hope! LOL

Avera 2008-11-01 01:32:33 -0500 Report

YES!! Totally everything about everyday is a risk. Isn't it wonderful that we actually have a choice. Many people around the world don't.

GabbyPA 2008-10-31 19:58:21 -0500 Report

Hey Lilmarm,

Life is one giant risk.

We make mistakes no matter how hard we try not to. But that is how we learn and grow. Trust is hard to come by, and even people you trust will hurt you, but more often than not, it is not because they want to. Trust that voice inside your heart. That gut feeling that defys explination is your best ali.

The best thing you can do is read everything with a bit of sceptisim, test the mettal of those things you are not sure of, and most of all once you have chosen your side...always keep your mind open.

Paranoya is part of what makes us tick, makes us think. Just don't let it stop you in your tracks.

Risk is what makes life exciting. Have you expereinced the incredible exhileration of a risk taken that pushed you to the edge and you overcame the fear and did it anyway. Ahhh, hold on to that. It doesn't always trun out that way, but if it doesn't, then you have learned what not to do next time you want to take that chance.

There is a huge amount of fear out there right now that makes being a diabetic look like a cake walk. We can run and hide from it, cross our fingers and hope it works out okay.


We can jump in, join the fray, be a part of making things happen. We may be overzealous in one direction, but it is better to stand for something than to do nothing. Regret will fill our hearts if we sit on the side lines. There is no room for regret, so do your best to prepare for the storm that is coming.

We are here for you, and if you want to talk about more specifics in private, I am always ready to listen.

Anonymous 2008-10-31 12:06:57 -0500 Report

I totally agree with you. We are bombarded with so much information, even on this site, that it is hard to know what to think. It is all about trusting your instincts. And if it is about my health I always asked my doctor first before I try or start anything new. Because usually if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.