In an earlier blog entry, Phy discussed the idea of vulnerability in relationships with others. Although I would love to agree with that view on how…

In an earlier blog entry, Phy discussed the idea of vulnerability in relationships with others. Although I would love to agree with that view on how being vulnerable opens us up to the possibility of love and being able to truly live, it also opens us up to being hurt. Now, that may sound like a bad thing, but it allows us to learn. To learn who we should trust and who we shouldn’t trust. I believe there should be a certain set of ambiguous criteria that we use to determine who is worthy of our trust. Of course, time is one of these important factors to take into account as you can see who sticks around for your bad times versus those who are only around when your life is all nice and glorious. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing to be vulnerable because no one can be strong all the time, but it is only ideal to give them the chance to see you vulnerable (never perfectly sure) after you’ve spent some portion of your life with them.
– Vivian