You know when you’re about to sign up for something, or about to download something, and you are asked to accept the terms and conditions? You know how you accept and keep it moving without a second thought of what it was that you just agreed to? Yea? Well keep that idea in mind.
People tend to not really believe in other people. There is always this reservation like “Nah, this can’t be, you’re too good to be true” so they follow their gut and shun whoever that person was. Why you ask? It’s because that person has been burned by “The Fine Print” the fucked up tidbit among all the fancy words that make up a person.
(Yes in this analogy people are contracts).
It’s that “don’t trust anyone mentality”, you know, the mentality that has never worked for anyone ever but is still a popular thing to say? For some reason, people no longer believe that how they treat others is the main factor in how people will treat them.
Let’s take this away from people for a second.
How many times have you heard someone say “What’s the catch?” The fear that there is no way this great opportunity could be wasted on me. Something has to be wrong here. No way. There is always a fear of “The Catch” which in a way is “The Fine Print”.
The idea that we don’t deserve something or a situation, in some cases, comes from a lack of self-worth. The idea that this thing is greater than we. Or also, from the idea that the worst case scenario just makes the situation not worth it. In reality, the worst thing that can happen is you learn something.
I’m usually really good at quoting people and I’m pissed that I don’t have the exact quote or even who said it but y’all are just going to have to trust me on this one. I heard someone once say that it’s a shame that we will never see ourselves how our loved ones see us. Since I don’t know who said it I will humbly take the credit for the quote and act like I said it all along.
Am I telling you to believe everything you hear and see? No
Am I telling you to go out and sign your life away blindly? No
I’m just here saying, that occasionally, for me, and most importantly for yourself, don’t overthink things and just accept the terms and conditions life has given you and just see where it takes you.
Peace & Love,
It’s taken me to some cool places so far.