Beware of Betrayal
There’s an old cliché, “your word is your bond”. Ever hear it? Well in the end, it’s true. You can have all the legal documents you want stating this or that, you can have witnesses claiming this or that, and you can promise this or that until you’re blue in the face, but ‘your word’ is more than just air across your lips. In regards to trust, ‘your word’ refers also to your intentions, beliefs, character, conviction, and worth. Pretty heady huh? I know to some it might seem like I’m going too far or being a bit grandiose, but am I? People are who they are and their actions speak silent words. Words you can trust or distrust depending on the person and circumstances.
I think the best answer is to stay true to your own personal convictions, reinforce in your own mind what is right, true, and honorable, and go from there. Despite how hard you may try, you can’t change anyone but yourself. So don’t waste valuable mental energy trying to exact change from anyone but you. The stronger sense of positive integrity you have for yourself will reveal, in one way or the other, the negativity of the other person. Now this isn’t a perfect answer. It doesn’t negate the daily, or weekly, or momentary struggles you may have with this problem. Sadly, there is not silver bullet, no magic pill, no incantation that will wash away the problem. We must all deal with it. Being steadfast in your own integrity will help follow you through to the other side and stay true to your own mission.
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