Open Letter from a Person who Trusts by Default

By: Abielle in Lifestyle

What do I mean by this? Well, I’m the type of person who automatically trusts everyone until they prove to me that they can’t be trusted. I'm the person who would leave my bag unattended in front of a kind-looking man assuming he’ll look after it. I share the most personal stories with a stranger. I'm a girl who would assume that any guy who would pursue me has the sincerest intentions.



It’s just sad that the person who trusts by default is considered to be “unwise” for being such. In this world you are to be smart for doubting and thinking twice before trusting; which really should be the case. But because of people who have broken trusts, hearts and promises, those people who easily trust are being told to do otherwise.

Trusting by default doesn't mean that I've gone through much less than everyone else who’s been hurt. It’s just that getting hurt does not mean that I lose all faith in humanity. I have actually gone through so many heartaches and all by people who have ruined my trust. But those heartaches are not enough for me to overlook the people who have surprised me by being nothing but good, the people who have shown me love and compassion, kindness beyond compare.

By trusting, it doesn't mean that I don’t expect the person to never hurt me; I just don’t expect them to hurt me intentionally, which is usually the case. Most of the time people get hurt, it is because of misunderstandings. The times that people get hurt are probably caused by unintentional mistakes. Yet people use those experiences to cloud their judgement over the other people they meet.

So in the end, the world just ends up becoming a pool of doubting and traumatized individuals, who guard themselves too much that everyone is considered a threat. I will not change this perspective. I will continue to trust and keep my hopes up. People are good, they make mistakes, and they hurt others, but not at all worth it for me to just keep guarding my emotions. Because I know someone out there is willing to show how trustworthy they are without being judged for what others have done to me. Everyone should be given the equal chance of starting off with a clean slate.




Hi! I’m Abielle, a Communication Arts student from Colegio de San Juan de Letran Manila. I’m 20 years old and would love to build a career on singing, writing and film directing. I've done some modelling but my passion is still with – Film and Writing. I’m opinionated--peculiar little puzzle that even I can’t figure myself out. Maybe through writing, we’d get bits and pieces of this puzzle together. Follow this puzzle’s twitter and Instagram: abielleremo

Posted by on 19 Apr 2014

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