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Gullible

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Like I say, “I never know how to start these things out.” There is so much on my mind. When is there not?

Gullibility Test Cartoons and Comics - funny pictures from ...Recently I was thinking of how you have people who come into your life that main intentions are to use you. You don’t see it at first because you’re trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. It makes it even worse when you’ve known that person for years and realize you were nothing more than a check on their to do list.

I myself always try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. That’s why I got taken advantage of so many times growing up, not just in relationships but with ‘friends’ that turned out to be mere acquaintances. At the time I couldn’t see clearly. I thought helping others out was a requirement if you called that person your friend; so I did what I could, most times. Many times giving too much of myself for the benefit of others. At the time I thought everyone cared just as much about me as I cared about them. The older I become the more I realized, that wasn’t the case. Now I know everyone wasn’t raised like me.

There are people that I’ve grown up with that will never see me more than where I came from. It hurt to come to that realization, but it is what it is. There’s nothing I can do about it. All I can do is live my life the best I know how.

gullibility hashtag on TwitterIt amazes me to know there are people that will take any bit of compassion they feel or see from others and turn it into a weakness. For many years I’m sure those around me thought because I’m compassionate and kind that I’m weak. That could be no further from the truth. See my compassion makes me that much stronger; because whether you realize it or not it takes strength to be vulnerable. Strength comes from the love, care, devotion, and compassion you display towards others, regardless of circumstance.  It’s easier to be mean because you’re basically shutting yourself off, then only allowing those in, you believe won’t hurt you.

Don’t misunderstand, I get why some people live their lives that way; I just can’t. I love to spread love so even though I can’t stand men right now, doesn’t mean I’m gonna be a bitch to them because of my past encounters with other men; just means I’m gonna be more selective about the type of men I choose to interact with. Same thing with friends, I’m not gonna cut myself of from making new friends. I’m just going to be more selective about who I call my friend.

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The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Wow!! That’s all I can say when it comes to what the island of Puerto Rico has gone through since Hurricane Maria. It’s been almost a year and all power has not been restored. I’m not quite comprehending how this could be possible. They’re apart of the United States right?…..

The people of Puerto Rico should have been treated as more of a priority. There’s no way those people should still be experiencing hardships because of something that happened almost a year ago! If we had someone in office that led with compassion and empathy these problems would have been taken care of a long time ago, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Now what these people are faced with is trying to find other people that are willing to donate and help get the island back on it’s feet.

There have been a countless amount of people who I speak to daily, who tell me they had to pick up and move to the states because it became unbearable to continue to live without all the amenities. And this is coming from people who have lived and grew up there. Imagine how emotionally painful and stressing that could be, moving because you can no longer bare the primitive way you had to revert back to living, because your government is doing you and the land a disservice. I have an idea of why the government isn’t in a rush to fix the destruction Hurricane Maria caused. I’m thinking it could be, either they want people to abandoned the land they own so that it can be seized, they don’t have the man power for the repairs, the government and it’s leader aren’t concerned about the wellbeing of the people, or it could be a combination of, they aren’t concerned about the wellbeing of the people and they want to seize the land to make profit off of it. That’s one thing that I’ve noticed that’s very prevalent with the American society. Without monetary gain most people won’t budge, doesn’t matter if it’s the morally right thing to do.

Acts of kindness these days are few and far in between. You know why that is? It has a lot to do with being so busy with daily tasks and chores, that we lose focus of what should be taking place, which is human connection. Everyone is so worried about their self and loved ones they don’t allow too many people in. That in turn makes us cold and unaffected by tragic things that happen to strangers, over time. Also there are so many scams out there, that programs the average person to always be on guard for someone who’s trying to take advantage of their kindness.

When it boils down to it. The U.S Government has done the people of Puerto Rico a huge disservice in every way. It’s like the fact they’ve had over 4,000 deaths because of this catastrophic event doesn’t faze the leader of this supposed free land. Like the lives lost didn’t mean anything. It’s so sad that you can plainly see the lives lost didn’t mean anything to our “President”. Through his actions you see he could care less about the people (including the people of the states). It appears the only person he’s concerned about is his self, his children and wife. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

Below is a link to an article questioning the actual death toll of the people lost to this tragic event.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/puerto-rico-death-toll-those-lost-to-hurricane-maria-remembered-as-new-reports-question-official-count/ar-AAy95Ef