So, unless something eveeeennn more exciting turns up, my plan is to write an article this week about knocking those damn walls down. You know, the ones we put up after we've been hurt. See, mine get in the way of my life a lot, as I'm sure yours do too. And actually, as I've figured out, I don't think they do a very good job at "protecting" anyway... They just hold us back. #trust#wall#chaptersofyou#lifequotes#trustquotes
This very unique Wisdom Quote comes from the father of our very own writer, Stephanie Wellen Levine.
Why does Stephanie consider this such a wise quote? In her words: "This was my father’s mantra when I was growing up, and he still regularly reminds me to carry this advice wherever I go.
Don’t get the wrong idea: he is very sociable and loves his family and friends. But he also believes in caution until you’ve gotten to know someone very well. Even then, problems can happen, and you always need to keep your best interests in mind. Wariness has probably saved me from disaster many times, and, while I’ve sometimes trusted when I shouldn’t have, at least I wasn’t shocked when difficulties arose.
Perhaps the greatest part of this advice: when I realize I do have a true friend in someone and I can relax and trust, I feel profound gratitude because I know how special this is.".