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I don’t really trust many people, or even many things. If you see a glass that was once full, but now lacks its original volume of whatever substance it once held, it’s only natural to see it as half empty. The same works with trust. Everyone takes the glass test as something to determine whether one is optimistic or pessimistic, but all situations are situational.

In chemistry, we’re taught that if you mix Chemical A and Chemical B that you’ll create Chemical 1 every time. That’s why many scientists and doctors refuse to believe that allergies exist. Because in science, it’s impossible to mix the same amount of Chemical A and Chemical B you used to create Chemical 1 to instead create Chemical 2. But with people, and history, you can create many different reactions; you don’t always get the same thing each time.

“Try to be more optimistic,” people say. I don’t advertise that around. It doesn’t make me a negative person; I’m more of a factual person. I face the more realistic explanations and not the theoretical ones.

I trust what makes sense, common sense, and the things I know to be true from experience and in my past. If I let you in my bubble and you pop it, chances of me trusting you again are slim. Just because I don’t want to trust you again doesn’t mean I’m holding a grudge against you. I don’t hold grudges.

How do you feel about trust?

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Comments on this post

I think that your feelings are very normal and natural. I am exactly the same; the only difference between you and me is that fewer people have burst my bubble. Therefore, I probably come off as more optimistic than you.

And, I know that the chemistry isn’t the point of your post, but I feel the need to comment on it. Scientists and doctors who don’t believe in allergies for the reasons you stated are incompetent and don’t realize how little we understand about the human body. That said, I don’t think that chemistry is wrong. Chemistry is indeed correct. But, laboratories are very controlled environments. When you mix Chemical A and Chemical B together in a lab, you know that you are only mixing those two chemicals. But a human body is not a controlled environment. A human body is full of disturbances and extra chemicals that don’t exist in the lab. If we had a better understanding of the human body and how people are different from one another, then we could have a better understanding of allergies. But for now, we don’t.