Check Those Brakes…

You drive a car, the car has been serviced and you trust what your mechanic says”your car is good and ready for the road”. So you’re driving and you are of the strong opinion that your brakes are fine, therefore, if you have to make a sudden stop, then your trust that when you press on your brakes the car will stop because your mechanic says your brakes are good to go. But guess what? them brakes not so good! You press on them, but your car didn’t stop. You trusted the mechanic because he said your brakes are fine and he’s the mechanic he should know, yet still you had a sudden stop to make and those brakes failed you.

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.” —Thomas Moore

We all have put our trust in people, we take their word or what they say because you know, you trust them. Then the day comes when what they said was really not true, not legit and you really shouldn’t have trusted them in the first place, that little “gut feeling” that you had all along was actually right and your left at the place where you say “if i had known” and at this time its too late. It happens to the best of us because we all want to believe that what we’re told is factual and you don’t have to second guess it.

If there is one thing that life has taught me at my young age is that not everything that you hear and everyone that says something to you really is being truthful. They may say its “for your own good” and then there others that just didn’t want to hurt you with the truth cause “What you don’t know, wont hurt you”. Being very honest and I may be contradicting myself but I think not knowing sometimes helps, but it knowing helps too, so you know whats happening and what to expect so you can prepare yourself. Going back to the example of the car and the mechanic, he may have seen what was wrong with the brake but it didn’t seem it was going to cause a problem so he just left it along. Maybe if he had told you, you know so either be cautious driving or better yet, get them brakes fixed.

I’m saying all of this to say that honesty is the best policy, it may be hurt and you get all up in your feelings but just honest, people appreciate honesty, Who knows you may even just fix those brakes!

“We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.” –Michelle Obama

Give it some thought!



4 Comments Add yours

  1. petchary says:

    Very good, Albert! Yes, honesty IS definitely the best policy, and if you are honest it opens the way to greater respect, on all sides. If you upset people with your honesty – well then, that’s their problem, not yours! πŸ™‚

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  2. Metaphorically and literally, always good to ‘check brakes’ before you need them. Literally, when leaving the mechanic, you should check them. Metaphorically, don’t leave it to a crisis to test those who say you can trust them. πŸ™‚

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  3. I love that very inspiring

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  4. Jameille says:

    If you are honest, you can be trusted. Being honest doesn’t get you a lot of friends but can get you the right onesπŸ€”πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

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