When I grew up you didn’t have to mistrust people’s intentions. Most people were honest and you rarely came across people who just wanted to scam u.
Unfortunately, those days are gone. Reprogramming myself has been a very slow process. Burnt by so many honest looking folk, and friends. Those folk or friends that look you in the eye and with sincerity say “I’d never rip you off. You’ve done so much for me, I would never think of doing it!” Famous last words… with my bank account cleaned out, I find myself struggling to stay afloat once again!
It’s sad to think that we now have to mistrust everyone we meet. We can’t wait to see if they prove themselves either because past behaviour doesn’t predict future behaviour. I’ve been burnt that way too! Ouch!!!