I wanted to mention a couple of things on the last blog, so I’ve decided to do 2 posts this week. First off, somebody said something to me recently that I often take for granted. I think that when you’re poly, you have to believe that people are fundamentally good. I was speaking with someone who said that their more conservative friends don’t really trust people. Most of the people in poly world are pretty left leaning. Does this mean we trust people more? Perhaps. When I was in the US last weekend, I recounted a story from my youth in North York, the northern suburb in Toronto. I was walking up one of the major streets in the evening. I think it was sometime in November, around 5pm, so it was already dark. I kept looking over my shoulder to see if the bus was coming. It wasn’t, so I kept walking. My brain didn’t register the fact that a man was walking closely behind me. I guess he saw that I kept looking over my shoulder so he came up to me and said, I’m sorry if I frightened you, I will walk in front. I was very impressed by that. Several years later, I fell off my bike downtown. 3 people approached me and offered to help. That’s one of the reasons why I love Toronto. And yes, I trust people. I think people are fundamentally good. When you endeavour to have multiple relationships, you put your trust in several people.
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