I have often been asked why I have such a negative view of humanity. I've had several people tell me that I'm too negative and that if I expect good things from people, they will rise to the occasion. What do I think? That's a load of tripe. While growing up, I put trust in the hands of people whom I assumed were my best friends. What did it get me in the end? All of my secrets were told, I found out that they were back talking about me, yadda yadda yadda. It was then that I realized that I shouldn't expect the best in people. Then, I will not be disappointed when they fail me. If they do happen to surpass my non-existent expectations, then, I am pleasantly surprised. I firmly believe that if I expect the worst in people, I will never be shocked, nor hurt. I guess it's a self-preservation tactic. But, hey, survival of the fittest.