The beginning lines of “State of Grace” by Taylor Swift always get me. The intensity of these simple lines and the amount of sense they make gives me goosebumps sometimes. The entire song makes sense, but the opening lines; they’re one of the best lyrics ever.
The lines always make me wonder if that ho we’ve become. Selfish. Self indulgent. Is that how we are? We come, we see, we conquer, we use and then we let go. Is that how ‘life’ works now?
I’m too young to have a personal experience about this, but what I do have, is observation. People say that in today’s world, it is not safe to trust anyone. Even if this line is true, I can’t help but disagree.
The natural instinct of any person is to trust someone. It can’t be helped. Whenever we meet someone new, we observe and analyze. And based on that, we like or dislike them. We trust them or we don’t. But like I said, the natural instinct is to trust.
I am the kind of person who gets connected with everyone and everything emotionally in a matter of time. Trying to stop myself from loving and believing everyone I know is as good as asking a singer to stop singing. But not everyone is like me. I’ve been told I’m headstrong, but I don’t necessarily think so. I’ve seen people who are really headstrong and deal with life in a very practical and radical way.
How can you do something, and not involve your heart? If its an activity, you need your heart to function your body so that you can carry out the activity. Even then your heart is involved.
So the question is, how do you trust anyone? I think that to do anything in life, you need belief. If you do the anatomy of the word, you’ll see it has the word ‘lie’ in it.
So what is belief? Hope. Assumption that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and determination to shine in it. That is what belief is.
So what about when I said belief has the word ‘lie’ in it? Is believing something, lying to yourself?
Frankly, isn’t everything a ‘lie’ until it becomes reality?
Belief is to lure yourself to think well, to get good. People in today’s world need to have faith and belief that the person they’re dealing with is a good person. Someone who is worth they’re time and energy. What we get in return is ultimately what our subconscious and out heart expected.
No-one in this world is a rock. Everybody has needs, and everybody has a heart. Their way of approaching their needs may differ, but in the end, we all want one thing; happiness. And happiness is in togetherness. So trust people, but not blindly. Take help, not advantage.
Remember the times when doors were left open, when everyone was welcomed. When there was no filth and greediness, just faith and belief. Trust me, things aren’t that bad, but sometimes, our view is.
“This is the golden age of something good, and right and real.”