Hello everybody. I just briefly wanted to get this off my chest. I wasn't raised in the best household nor environment, but I've managed to grow up with good morals, and a good understanding of the world itself. I am a very genuine person, very sincere, and I wish to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth. I always tell it like it is. I have no hidden agenda or ulterior motives in my life. Whenever I meet a new person, I immediately allow them to see the true person that I am. I do not display any facade of some sort. I let them into my world, and show them who I am from the get-go. The problem is, this seems to be causing a problem for me. A large majority of people I meet don't seem to be very sincere or honest at all. I try and tolerate their flaws as much as I can but ultimately it becomes very difficult. So what am I supposed to do when everybody I meet seems to have something to hide and can't be trusted? Who can I honestly trust in a world filled with so much deception? I mean, I hate being this cautious about new encounters but I've just had many bad experiences in my life that have made me this type of person. Every new friend I make, I always suspect them of wrongdoings. I always feel like they will betray me any minute or go against my friendship. I just don't know why other people are like this. Why am I not like this? Why am I honest and sincere, and have no problem telling the truth and being a good person? Why can't others share these values? Why must their always be some sort of catch? Has society truly become this corrupted and tainted? I mean, everywhere I go, people seem to judge, criticize, lie, betray, deceive, point fingers, laugh. What the hell is going on nowadays? That's why I have only 1 friend right now. Because nobody I meet seems to be capable of sharing this profound understanding of the world that I do. Nobody seems willing to simply want to be real and true. Everybody has to step over somebody. I just pity those individuals who are like this.. I'm only 18 and I have this strong understanding of the world, and there are people older than me who can't perceive things the way I do.. Why is this? Or am I coming off as condescending here perhaps? If that's the case, I apologize. I just don't know how else to put it.