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Can Sincerity Be Trusted?

Updated on February 28, 2012

Trust me?

Are all mistakes in your life your fault?

Do you know that feeling deep in your gut when something appears to be right but you just have a deep sense that it's wrong?

It's not what you see with your eyes, it's what you hear with your ears.

It's not necessarily the person that gives you that feeling, it's the situation. It happens when you have to make a choice and the options are very clear or they aren't very friendly.

You are usually offered to make a choice between something bad and something worse. Or something good and something very good.

But no matter what it is, it gives you that feeling that something's wrong.

We are often told to "trust our gut" what does that really mean?

Are you supposed to run when something makes you uneasy? Do you turn away an attractive offer because of uncertainty?

When someone presents you with a sincere offer, regardless of what it is, how do you know to trust them?

What question do you ask?

If you want to test someone’s sincerity the only thing you need to do is ask them to wait for a minute, an hour or a day. Sincere offers can wait.

Hindsight will show you that being rushed into something is usually a bad idea. Learning how to "trust your gut" is a part of life, and sadly, it takes experience to learn this.

This means that you will make mistakes in life. The bad people will be able to take advantage of you, one way or another.

It could be a family member, a friend or a complete stranger that offers assurances that their deal is "good" for you.

Think of life as a series of sales transactions. You are the customer and they are the salesperson. Every salesperson wants to make a sale, but not every customer wants to buy.

The salesperson will offer enticements to help you make the choice that they want you to make the one that's in their favor.

Always remember that sincerity is not a state of mind, it is a state of being. And you don't want to be taken advantage of, once, or ever again.

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      Donna Cosmato 

      6 years ago from USA

      Interesting and insightful point of view; thanks for sharing this. Voted up.

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