We learned that things that seem too good to be true often are. And that bad guys aren’t so obviously dressed in demon costumes with evil cackles; instead they are often disguised as charismatic knights in shining armors with charming fake smiles. We learned to build walls, so to protect our fragile hearts. We suspect acts of kindness have hidden intentions. And we learned that it is “smart” to be cautious.
But what we really need to learn is how to open up our hearts and be courageous. Everything we’ve always wanted is on the other side of fear. It is better to be optimistic and accept that sometimes we will be wrong, rather than to live so cautiously, that we never really give anything a chance. Though there is deceit in the world (and lots of it), have the courage to explore, have the courage to love, have the courage to believe in good things.
"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." — MJ (Michael Jackson)