I really believe that.
We live in an age of spin as Dave Chappelle says.
And we are trained to be suspicious and wary of those of us who appear to be unlike us.
We may even be prone to look down on people who seem naive and overly-courteous or sympathetic to others for the sake of it.
But it is this very thing that makes us extraordinary. To dare to believe in the good in others is to believe in the good in us.
Imagine how good it would be if we thought of each other as good?
Dare to think different. To feel different. Wouldn't that be something.
Sometimes kids have a hard time talking to you about things when they need the most help. Learn to use emotional intelligence and empathic connection to gain co-operation without the friction.