A few days ago, a middle aged woman approached my husband and I asking for financial help to feed her grandchildren. While I picked her apart, noting the traits that made her seem untrustworthy my husband graciously offered to bring groceries to her home.
It made me realize how judgmental I've become, how easily I complete a summary for a person without seeing more than one side of them. Naturally, I have been wronged, but I use that to write off relationships, or burn the bridge before that person can even cross it. I've been used so many times that I expect every person to use me without giving them a chance to prove me wrong. Keeping dangerous people at bay is no reason to close myself off to everyone.