Use vs Abuse

Question of Today~22st May, 2014~Use vs Abuse

GIVE but do not allow yourself to be USED.
LOVE but do not let your heart be ABUSED.
TRUST but don’t be NAIVE.
LISTEN to others but don’t lose your own VOICE. ~ Unknown

How do you feel about this?
Lets discuss anything else about this…

Very sage advice.

In my experience last year where I trusted past the point I should have smelled a rat (had plenty of clues), it seems I just wanted what he offered too much.

I do feel he took advantage of me.
Initially my offers of assistance were without any thought of reward, just helping out another person.

I do feel he took advantage of me.
Initially my offers of assistance were without any thought of reward, just helping out another person.
Later on, I was clearly blinded to the clues that he was not who he claimed to be by my own desires for the things he was offering (particularly the opportunities he was offering our daughter to do the things she most wanted to in life).

And mostly in life I think I manage to follow the advice above.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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