I'd like to think of myself as a butterfly that was in a cocoon for about 8 or 9 years after spending the beginning of my life lamely eating leaves and being blown around by tires rumbling down the highway. Thankfully I squeezed through the treads in order to find my way to a comfortable spot that I could lie in wait of the fateful emergence that would let me fly out in the world, on my own. Now, only downside to this analogy: butterflies are gorgeous. I'm more of a moth. But a shiny moth, nonetheless!
Now, onto the hidden agendas. In this metamorphosis, I have come to find that the best way to survive in this world is not to trust ANYONE. I mean A-N-Y-O-N-E. The world is inherently a selfish place and therefore we are all inherently... selfish. I will admit, I am selfish, most would say to a fault. I also consider myself to be very giving... some might say to a fault. And I'm sure you're reading this thinking, "wow, what a bitter outlook on life!"
BUT NO!!! Therein lies the crazy part! I love life right now! Sure, I get a kink in my armor here or there and a rain cloud may follow me from one end of the block to the other, but really, doesn't life rock?? I'm healthy, my kids are awesome and healthy. The world is at my fingertips and I'm ready to explore it! So, I have decided that really, no one can be trusted. I will admit, I can't be trusted. Sure, I'm honest about most things, but remember- I'm selfish. I have found that whether it is something as little as a white lie or one of those "lying by omission" situations, EVERYONE lies. But it's okay. I'm okay with it. It's frustrating when two people are saying the other is lying, but I'll roll, I'll handle.
We are all in it for ourselves. Whether we are doing something to make money, to score, to get to the pearly gates, to snag that job or steal that friend (or even that friend's boyfriend), let's for once be honest in saying that we are selfish... and sometimes it's okay. We lie... and it's not always the end of the world. But with my grain of salt deeply embedded into the lining of my skirt pocket, I shall wander the paved streets and the smooshy mud next to CVS Pharmacy and know that everything I'm told, everything I hear may have a little bit of untruth to it.
And to that I say, bring it!!! I can handle your untruths and keep walking with my head up.