by Mr. Mean-Spirited
Other human beings will always be a disappointment; the closer they are to you, the greater will be their disloyalty.
The stronger you love another person, the more certain that you will end-up betrayed by your beloved. Devotion to another human being will always turn into an act of deception against you.
The harm done to you by a lover’s treachery is greater than any pleasure from transitory affection. You will barely remember any caresses and copulations – but you will recall your partner’s infidelity forever. You may forget your spouse’s face – but you will recollect the unfaithfulness on your deathbed.
Even on the rare occasion when friends might not deliberately try to hurt you, their inevitable ineptitude will do you even greater harm. The human proclivity for incompetence is even greater than their propensity to injure. Being around strangers will leave you vulnerable to their stupidity.
Trusting another human being is just setting yourself up to be tricked. The kinder you are to other people, the more that they will take advantage of you. Being around people just isn’t worth the risk.