10th of February, 2018.
It’s actually very funny that I am writing this post because one year ago, I wouldn’t have agreed with this post. Believing the worst in people was more like my motto. I was cynical of people and I strongly believed that everyone in the world was motivated by their own selfish motives.
I guess it was easier for me to accept that people were bad first rather than to accept that they were good people. Every time I met someone who was so nice and down to earth, I became apprehensive of their behavior and had many doubts about their kind nature. I became used to having people in my life who put their selves before me, who didn’t care about me at all and who were just always thinking about themselves. I was always waiting for people to show their true selves which according to me was mean, rude and selfish.
Being cynical can make you feel lonely like it made me because believing that everyone is only looking out for themselves is not something that is easy to digest. I got to this point where I was so cynical that I couldn’t even trust people because I was so confident that they were going to do something bad, that they were going to betray me.
I recently decided that I had had enough of believing the worst in people and that I wanted to start believing the best in people. Believing the best in people doesn’t mean that you ignore their faults but it means that you believe that everyone has this reservoir of goodness inside them even though they may not be able to express it as clearly as you may want them to.
After adopting this ideology, I noticed that when you believe the best in people, they may just surprise you. The truth is we are all good and bad and some find it easier to express one more than the other. Everyone is good and is a wonder waiting to be explored. We have to give people chances to let their goodness be discovered and they may just surprise you. Don’t give up on anyone. This is something that I am always going to be working on but I am hoping that I never give up on people and always believe in the good of people.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post.
Lots of Love,
A Shy Introvert.