First things first, in order to be intelligent your mind needs to be opened and the blindfold must be removed from your eyes. You don’t necessarily need to have explored the world, seen many places or experienced many things, but you do need to be humble enough to learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others.
“The world is filled with sharks, vultures and serpents. It sounds extreme but it’s true. Many will smell naivety and ‘innocence’ from a mile away and concoct plans to deceive, manipulate and toy with such people”.
The world is filled with sharks, vultures and serpents. It sounds extreme but it’s true. Many will smell naivety and ‘innocence’ from a mile away and concoct plans to deceive, manipulate and toy with such people. Some will try and bedazzle you to unfairly and perhaps even illegally part with your cash, whilst others will do everything it takes just to seduce you or cause you to gain feelings for them for their own selfish gain. Said example can be read via The Daily Mail about this benefit fraudster who defrauded her own husband as well as others.
“Have you heard of the substitute friend? Such people see you as exactly this and nothing more”.
So called friends will take take take until you’re broke broke broke financially, emotionally and physically. They’ll take until there’s nothing left. Besides these so called friends, have you heard of the substitute friend? Such people see you as exactly this and nothing more – a substitute for when they’re actual friends are not available. This may seem harmless to you at first but eventually you’ll realise that they disappear in and out of your life just like the wind passes you by. They’ll only show up at their convenience and mysteriously vanish when it suits them. Dry your tears girlfriend as when you need a shoulder to cry on, they certainly won’t be it and if they get the chance, they will stab you in the back and not think twice. Substitute friends may hang out with you, talk to you and even appear to give you some terrific advice and such advice might actually be terrific but when the door closes behind your back, your name’s erased from their memory until the next time. Need I add that these type of people may only be interested in the gossip than your actual life.
How about the hypocrites? They talk the talk but certainly don’t walk the walk. They talk about things that are bad, evil and wrong and give elaborate stories on why such things should not be done and the consequences that could come about. They usually speak such truth that you end up nodding your head and becoming so passionate about what they’re saying that you’ll end up exclaiming, “preach!” The truth is, hypocrisy is a form of deceit and why would they try and deceive you unless they thought you were generally naive enough to fall for their act?
There’s a type of people that could otherwise be known as the stealers. They will have you talk until your black and blue in the face and then take all of your ideas. Sometimes they won’t even need to prompt you as you may be that person who can talk for centuries if they’d let you and as soon as you’re done talking, they’ll evaluate your business ideas and ventures and pull the rug from right under your feet. Next thing you know, your idea is in the hands of someone else.
Ladies and gents, being naive comes at a high price. It’s cute when people go Ohhh she’s so innocent or isn’t he nice but if those phrases are code words for he or she is naive then it’s time to reevaluate who your really are.
“The trick is to be intelligent – more intelligent than your opponent, to have eyes like an owl”.
The examples I could give are endless – from workplace worries to friends who are not your friends, to relationships destined to fail from the get go. The trick is to be intelligent – more intelligent than your opponent, to have eyes like an owl. Obtain great vision in the night when all the bats come out to play so you don’t get caught out. Foresee things at a distance like eagles. Eagles also have great vision and can see their prey from a huge distance. It is possible to foresee possible negative things or situations you could end up in just by using your own intelligence.
Be the person who says, “please, don’t insult my intelligence”, because remember, naivety comes at a high price.