i remember the boyscout and i having this discussion countless times, one in which we clashed over and debated; and resolved by understanding that we were just two different people.
when meeting new people, my instinct (which i fight) is always to distrust. trust for me comes when its proven. why trust when you have no reason to, or no basis of?
he on the other hand, embraced new people, and trusted from the get-go. why distrust when they haven’t given you reason to?
we’ve bickered, laughed, tried to come up with examples disprove the other.
he says then it’s burdensome on my new friend, to have to prove themselves constantly.
i say he’s too naive and stands to get hurt because his guard is down.