Hello my fellow Steemians, I hope you are all doing good
Continuing along the story, I wanted to share with you some of the reasons why even though I had so many ups and downs in my journey, I always always able to stay on my feet, regardless of all the hits life would throw at me.
I am certain that many of you passed through some difficult times already, and If you have not, I'm sure you will eventually its unavoidable and it's part of our personal growth.
Soon after I got myself back up, especially referring to emotionally from the big hit I had just taken, I took a trip to a different state to close a business deal.
I don't know precisely why but I never felt too comfortable doing business with people that were not my friends, but at the same time, I always new how to separate friendship from business.
I was visiting a great friend of mine, someone who has been of great influence in my life. A well known figure in my home country, who is admired by everyone. He did teach me a lot of things along the years, trying to help me to make less mistakes.
When I arrived I told him about the events that had just happened, and how I was feeling about the whole thing, so i asked him:
"Is it possible to trust someone in this world? Because if someone who I considered a close friend did this to me, who can I possibly trust?"
He responded wisely and said: "Don't think like this my friend, sometimes when we go through situations like this we think that everyone is dishonest, but that is not at all how things are" he continued "I am 70 years old and I've lived plenty of horrible things and good things too, but believe me, there are more good people than bad people in this world, but you have to learn to pay attention to them. Don't worry much about this now, through your life you will find the right kind of people to surround ourselves with, they become our true family and then we begin to build our lives but this time in calm waters"
His words might not mean much at first glance, but they carry a powerful message and it allowed me to understand life and myself a lot better. I was very young so I knew that doubting the experience from someone who has lived a lot longer than me would not be wise. On top of that, his words made me realize he considered me to be inside that circle of trust, and as I've said this man is a very important man, he would not open his home to just anyone.
The important lesson here is to understand that no matter how much we tend to protect ourselves, shield ourselves, we can't allow these things to change our essence. The experiences can be taken as knowledge to learn to recognize the people who we don't need in our life, people of bad character, and also allow us to see that it's not that bad people are in the majority, it's that they seem to make the loudest noise.
So don't allow bad experiences to take change you, and continue being you. Simply learn to be more alert so that along your journey you can surround yourself with the right kind of people, those who are going to be with you in the bad times too, and you will understand what I mean when I say sailing in calm waters.
This is precisely what I'm trying to do on this platform, the message I'm trying to share. To see if there is a way we can build a strong community of people with good intent, with the right mindset, positive thinkers who help each other and relay a message of harmony.
Let's build this network together with all the people who want to be sailing in calm waters as well.
Until next time