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Life continues to teach us so many things and I continue to learn.

I wonder how much someone's innocence can be perceived as naivety. There are times when someone puts him/herself forward to help out but ends up being used as an extra pair of hands for something that only needs one hand. Not valued for who they are. Quite sad really. It's like a  poor child being given  the most childish explanation if something couldn't be afforded by the parents so, making up a lie  to not hurt them...and when the child grows up to an adult and reviews things in the memory and realises the painful truth behind the lies or the alternative temporary happiness that was given instead. 

At times even these people are awake to the fact that they are being undermined, it is the true innocence that pushes them to still choose the (painful)way it leads to.  And still be nice. Innocence, is it a good thing or a bad thing? Regardless, the unconditional trust that an innocent puts towards the others is what eventually breaks their heart. Many times, life presents us circumstances where our character and patience are tested. I am sure, at these times, if you be honest and do what you would as your own self (rather than having conversations in your head as to what others would have done in the same circumstance), things would be much more easier. Being innocent is somewhat like this. Or being naive.

Obviously, it depends on which end of the spectrum you're in that determines the goods and bad of being one. In this tough world (this 'tough' perception may be subjective), it is not something that you can survive with forever, I think. Depending on where you are, you will gradually get moulded into the coping strategies or attitude to survive. And, when that happens, going back to the memories when you were taken for granted without you even realising it, is pretty painful. It would hit you like you were a victim of a crime. 

I guess it's part of the journey called life, experiencing the differences, polishing your character constantly and growing up as you move along. At the end of the day, you are you. That's what makes you stronger.  As they say, a metal starts to shine as it is hammered with fire. It undergoes so much pain but becomes a beautiful creation as an end result.  Being innocent is peaceful, but with so much hammering and fire and pain, one may eventually become a beautiful soul. Well, then I wish that being innocent is that's all it is. Easily said. Learning and growing. There are times in life when we come to a pause, not knowing what to do next. One of the best things that humans are blessed with is forgetfulness, so forget and move on. There are things and people that must be ignored and those must not be. 

To you who are reading this, may you be blessed with only good things for being who you are. 


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