When it comes to friends, my dad always says, “You can never really trust them because they’ll probably only be looking out for themselves.” The first time I heard my dad say this, I didn’t want to believe it. My friends at school were–and still kinda are–the only people that I had. I wanted to trust them, so I did. Unfortunately, I found out time and time again that my dad was right. I went through so many failed friendships that I found myself less and less trusting every time. Today, I don’t think there’s a single friend that I really trust. I act like I do because as an only child, my friends are the only people I have who are my age. But really, I haven’t trusted friends in a long time. Today, my friends, or at least some friends, seem trustworthy enough, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to truly trust them, because when I think back to when I trusted people and they broke the trust, it scares me to trust them again. I sometimes get the worst anxiety attacks because of this, and I just want someone to trust with this. I don’t want to keep living life without trusting anyone because it’s horrible to feel like you don’t have anyone when in reality, there has to be someone out there who will care about you out of the goodness of their heart, and not just for some ulterior motive. People aren’t meant to be alone, so you have to find someone to trust. It’s not easy, and it’s almost a surefire way to get hurt, but I manage to keep going and trying to trust others by thinking about how happy I’ll be when I can finally stop getting hurt and can start trusting someone completely. It’s important to trust someone and not be alone, so you have to try to not be afraid and just trust. Someday, you’ll find someone to trust.