There’s so much that will be covered on this website, that it’s almost hard to decide where to start! I suppose a good place to start is from the present, and work my way backwards. First, a foundation:
Learning that a person that you trusted was someone that you should NOT have trusted, is a hard pill to swallow. Learning that they were essentially lying to you right from the start, is also hard to accept. There’s something in each of us that WANTS to believe that the people that we allow into our lives, into our beds, and into our homes were deserving of the trust that we gave them by allowing them access to us. When we also take steps to trust them with our children and with our hearts, it can take us that much more by surprise to learn that the trust we placed in them was ill-placed.
I’ve been talking to people about the word “trust”. I’ve been reading great books about “trust” and “betrayal”. I’ve also been witnessing the effects all around me of the havoc that has been wreaked upon people who have also put their trust in people (and companies run by people) who were only looking out for themselves. How many friends of yours have been burned by someone that they shouldn’t have trusted? How many friends of yours are reluctant, or have flat-out decided NOT to try again, because they haven’t healed from the devastation caused by someone who did not have their best interests in mind? Are you yourself one of those people who has decided that they will NEVER allow anyone to be able to get that close again, to be able to do anymore damage?
We rely on what people say, the statements that they make, to determine whether we should stick around for more, or run for the hills. On this site, I will make efforts to personalize my writing so that you will be able to hopefully relate to what this site is all about. TRUST, BETRAYAL, and fighting because you are hoping and praying that the majority of people in our country actually DO want to do the “right thing” by their fellow humans, is what this site is about, at its core.
I’ve been asking friends and colleagues of mine two questions.
One, “do you think that we’ve gotten so used to people lying, that we have come to expect it now and are pleasantly surprised if someone isn’t lying?”
“do you think that the majority or minority of people give a damn about whether there is an epidemic of fraud and lying all around us?”
I’m interested in hearing your comments on this. The Facebook page that accompanies this, will be up and running soon. For now, you’ll need to put your comments here, please. 🙂 We intend to put a new post up, at least every other day, so check back with us often. Please tell us your vote on the poll question. Before we ask for help in catching our fish, we need to make sure that you actually CARE about fishing!