Isn’t strange how the people you think you know the most, end up being the ones you knew the least.
That is going to be my new original mantra.
This is something I do way too easily. I am still learning this lesson, as recently as today.
When you first meet someone, colleague, friend, lover, its easy to let them see what you want them to see.
The depth of trust depends on how long the wolf can stay in his sheep’s outfit.
But nothing can stay hidden forever.
The saying, “what they don’t know won’t hurt them” is rubbish. Its generally what we do not know that gets us hurt.
Forewarned is forearmed / Prevention is better than cure, are two much more accurate sayings.
Hurt is a natural reaction to being fooled. Here it is important to not let the hurt be a waste.
The saying should be “What they do know can’t hurt them.”
As soon as the wolf’s identity is clear, you will realise how many other disguises have been used in the past.
This is your only defense, your shield.
As soon as you can see the missile incoming, you have the chance to dodge it.
It is sad, in a way that you have to dodge “friendly” missiles all your life.
Know your enemy. I have gone as far as to keep a detailed record of every would-be attack by frenemies.
This is where you become powerful.
I keep referring back to my list, predicting every outcome of their strategy.
Now the trust, lies, hurt, truth and power has given you two options:
Stealth mode counter attack.
Such is the human race.