At times, I’ve shocked myself. There are those moments you sit and ask yourself “how could I have done this one?” That’s shock. You periodically and subconsciously do certain things you never thought you’d ever do. You wished you could be in those wet shoes of Robert Kelly agonizing through the road to turn back the hands of time. That in itself is an indication of how invaluable trust can be. It’s that expensive, at times, we cannot trust our own selves with overcoming certain desires and addictions. The worst act of STUPIDITY you can inflict upon yourself is to have ultimate trust in People in whatever form they may portray themselves to be. Not even your Best Friend or Blood. It’s a lesson learnt.
Now, here is the thorny truth about humans. Everything goes down to a Darwinian world of the Survival of the Fittest. As Beyoncé may put it, “all the people on the planet work 9 to 5 just to stay alive“. The basic fact, whether or not a human has a vision or aim is that, we live to survive. We all have a selfish trait in us to survive in various ways and that makes us generally weak when it comes to trust, simply because an inevitable time definitely approaches along the timeline when one is faced with the Golden decision; ME or THEM. That’s where the problem of trust lingers in. One may argue; we have people who died for others, thus the Jacks (from the story of the Titanic), the Romeos and Juliets (from old tales like that of William Shakespeare) and the most Perfect one in the eyes of any Christian, Jesus Christ (as told by the Bible). That is Perfect Truth, but that never says they did not die out of the love of themselves. To love someone strongly is a selfish desire, it actually is. They simply Loved and Died for their respective people because THEY wanted to. That’s the bottom line, a PERSONAL or SELFISH Interest.
Meanwhile, there are the unique situations one might jump on as a justification into why this post is a falacy or as Dr. Richard Amoako Baah may put it, a Counterfeit Logic. Some might assert; What of those who are forced to do certian stuff out of the fear of death threats or any other form of coercion? It goes down to the same thing. You are simply acting to prevent the consequences of a Threat because YOU’VE placed YOUR Interest above the situation in question. The only thing or person you can trust is the programmable robot, the one instilled with instructions to act solely upon those instructions; thus the robots and the machines. Those ones are not rational beings, they rather work in the selfish interest of whoever takes charge of manueverability, they act based on the needs of the manager of instructions. So maybe you can trust machines provided you are the sole operator behind it’s control panel. You can trust a machine provided it is working within your Selfish Interest. But take note though, that you can be shocked at yourself when you end up a little wiser or conscious. Trust is something else when you take into consideration the many details of human nature evolving around a brutish society. Until then, Trust NOBODY. Everyone is capable of anything at anytime. Provided you have this in mind, you will shield yourself from the many unnecessary hurts people bestow upon you on a day to day basis. You will not be shocked about the Inevitables of Life and Human Nature. Trust is a thing both rich and poor strive for but it’s the one thing one cannot be assured of within a society of humans.